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Mary Tudor:

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(Mary Tudor), 1516–58, queen of England (1553–58), daughter of Henry VIII and Katharine of Aragón. Early Life

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(Mary Tudor), 1496–1533, queen consort of Louis XII of France, daughter of Henry VII of England and sister of Henry VIII. She was betrothed in 1507 to the future Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, but the contract was broken, and in Oct.
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Mary Tudor


Mary I. Born Feb. 18, 1516, in Greenwich; died Nov. 17, 1558, in London. English queen from 1553 to 1558; daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon.

Mary Tudor’s ascension to the throne was accompanied by the restoration of Catholicism (1554) and Catholic reaction, together with harsh repressive measures against supporters of the Reformation (hence her sobriquet, Bloody Mary). In 1554 she married the heir to the Spanish throne, Philip (who became King Philip II of Spain in 1556), which led to closer ties with Catholic Spain. During a war against France (1557-59), which Mary Tudor began in alliance with Spain, England in early 1558 lost Calais, the last English port on the Continent. Mary Tudor’s policies, which conflicted with the national interests of England, provoked sharp discontent among the new gentry and the emerging bourgeoisie.

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Aylmer had fled from England under Catholic Mary Tudor, but he accepted Elizabeth as Queen being, through her birth, sent by God to the English throne.
Mary Tudor is not a hagiographic rehabilitation of Mary's reputation.
Richards, Mary Tudor (London: Routledge, 2009); Anna Whitelock, Mary Tudor: England's First Queen (London: Bloornsbury, 2009); Linda Porter, Mary Tudor, the First Queen (London: Pinktus, 2009).
Mary Tudor, known as Bloody Mary, then acceded the throne.
1553: Mary Tudor was T proclaimed Queen and Lady Jane Grey, a Protestant, was sent to the Tower, where she T was beheaded.
The reign of Mary Tudor as queen of England and in particular her stewardship of religious policy have nearly universally garnered bad press: "Until relatively recently, almost everyone agreed that Mary's church was backward-looking, unimaginative, reactionary, sharing both the Queen's bitter preoccupation with the past and her tragic sterility" (1).
1553: The Roman Catholic Mary Tudor was proclaimed Queen and "nine days Queen" Lady Jane Grey, generally seen as a pawn of her Protestant father-in-law the Duke of Northumberland, was sent to the Tower, where she was beheaded on February 12, 1554.
The first considers the political and religious situation in Scotland on Mary's return, and provides a detailed analysis of the arguments of such theorists as John Knox against the rule of Mary Tudor, which disputed the view that a woman could possess the crown.
LAVISH historical drama from the Disney studios, charting the romantic dilemma of Mary Tudor as she attempts to be reunited with her soul-mate.
Windleshaw Chantry in St Helens has been closed since 1558 when Queen Mary Tudor, first daughter of King Henry VIII, died.
Not until the 1620s does one see an Anglo-Spanish policy being pursued with such single-mindedness, and one can reflect that Mary Tudor succeeded in this respect where James I and Charles, Prince of Wales, so conspicuously failed.