Today, as we prepare to celebrate the feast of the Nativity, we are invited to contemplate the example of Mary and Elizabeth
Little Edward VI, meanwhile, overrode the succession claims of his two half- sisters -- the devoutly Catholic Mary and Elizabeth
-- in his will and anointed as his heir Lady Jane Grey, granddaughter of Henry VIII's sister, Mary, Duchess of Suffolk.
The ways in which Mary and Elizabeth
regard each other over the years allows the author of Girl with a Pearl Earring to do what she excels at: reveal slowly, in meticulous period detail, not one but two women being looked at.
Five years earlier, Henry VIII's son, the Protestant Edward VI, had cut his half-sisters Mary and Elizabeth
out of his will and bequeathed his throne instead to Katherine's elder sister, Lady Jane Grey.
Dunn repeatedly emphasises that, as Mary and Elizabeth
never met, 'the selfinterested reports of others, malicious gossip and their own fantasies, coloured by wishful thinking or fear, took the place of reality.
Renita Weems has drawn some interesting parallels between Mary and Elizabeth
and the lives of women today ending each short chapter with a prayer and the notion that we are all in the process of giving birth to something wonderful.
Over at the snow cone stand the Anastazi family waited to get multicolored cones for 4-year-old twins Mary and Elizabeth
Loach believes that Edward himself, when he realized that he was dying, helped draft the notorious "device for the succession" which attempted to deny the crown to both Mary and Elizabeth
and place Lady Jane Grey, a more distant relative, on the throne instead.
When we get beyond the romantic notion of the joy, the delight, and thrill over the birth of a child, both for Mary and Elizabeth
, a more down-to-earth reality might be to reflect on how there's mixed news in these annunciations.
Q DID Mary and Elizabeth
have any personal liking for each other?
Rival producers are planning THREE different movies about the relationship between Mary and Elizabeth
I of England, the cousin who signed her death warrant.
Second, James' involvement with witch-hunting came after he had already succeeded in breaking free of both Mary and Elizabeth