Mary Tudor

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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

While Mary was a child, various husbands were proposed for her—the eldest son of Francis I of France (1518), Holy Roman
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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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In the following one, the propaganda at the time relating to Mary Tudor is analysed, which, as might be expected, included writings both in favour and against her, according to the religious beliefs of the author.
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).
Duffy, Eamon, Fires of Faith: Catholic England under Mary Tudor, New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 2009; hardback; pp.
As stated in her introduction, Richards hopes her work will "re-assess conventional attitudes to Mary Tudor" and call into question whether or not England's first true female monarch "deserved the reputation she has borne through the ages" (p.
The attempted restoration of Catholicism championed by Mary Tudor (1554-58) and her cousin Cardinal Reginald Pole has therefore been interpreted as the last gasp of an outdated medievalism.
When Mary Tudor, Henry VIII's Catholic elder daughter, inherited the throne and set about ruthlessly purging the country of religious reformists, Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worcester, was one of 300 victims.
His service obscured allegiances or ideology: he attended to young Mary Tudor; sat on the commissions trying Thomas More, John Fisher, and the Carthusian Friars; mourned at Catherine of Aragon's funeral; and was described by the doomed Anne Boleyn as a "very gentleman" (36).
Historical drama detailing the romantic problems of Mary Tudor as she tries to be reunited with her long-lost love.
There have been many biographies of Mary Tudor, the British contender against Elizabeth I for the throne of England.
Religion was the means for gaining and retaining power, and Mary Tudor's (Joanna Whalley) popish affiliation certainly endowed her with the means of holding power in an increasing polarized political landscape.
She forms an especially loyal and loving relationship with Queen Mary Tudor (Bloody Mary).
It is thought that the book may have been brought to England by Mary Tudor, Louis XII's third wife.