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The royal bride who changed England forever

1 month ago   |   By Royal Central

For a woman who had such a profound effect on a whole country, she is surpisingly enigmatic. Catherine of Valois changed royal history forever but even now, centuries on, the prevailing image of her is the one created by Shakespeare for whom this French princess was a pretty pawn in a political drama. But what little we do know seems to indicate that the ‘fair Kate' of Henry V was every bit as ambitious, determined, courageous and interesting as the king she married and the royal family she later created. And it all started with a wedding, exactly six hundred years ago.
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