15. Catherine Of Aragon Brought A Large Dowry To Her First Marriage
Catherine of Aragon is best known as the Queen of England and King Henry VIII’s first wife. However, before she married King Henry, she married his brother, Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales. The couple married in a lavish wedding in 1501.
One of the most luxurious weddings wasn’t the only part of Catherine’s dowry. Catherine came from a wealthy family who wanted to make sure she always lived a lavish lifestyle. Along with several pieces of jewelry, Catherine brought with her 200,000 escudos. At the time, this was more than the English government made in one year.