Person:Mary Tudor (11)

Queen Mary of England
b.18 Feb 1516 Kent, England
d.17 Nov 1558
m. 11 Jun 1509
  1. England Tudor1510 -
  2. Henry Tudor1510/11 - 1510/11
  3. Henry Tudor1514 - 1514
  4. Queen Mary of England1516 - 1558
  5. Ethelreda Tudor1518 -
m. 1554
Facts and Events
Name Queen Mary of England
Alt Name Mary Isabella
Alt Name Bloody Mary
Gender Female
Birth[1] 18 Feb 1516 Kent, EnglandHouse of Tudor
Marriage 1554 to Felipe II , de España
Death[1] 17 Nov 1558


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Mary I (18 February 1516 – 17 November 1558) was the Queen of England and Ireland from July 1553 until her death. Her executions of Protestants caused her opponents to give her the sobriquet "Bloody Mary".

She was the only child of Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon who survived to adulthood. Her younger half-brother Edward VI (son of Henry and Jane Seymour) succeeded their father in 1547. When Edward became mortally ill in 1553, he attempted to remove Mary from the line of succession because of religious differences. On his death their first cousin once removed, Lady Jane Grey, was initially proclaimed queen. Mary assembled a force in East Anglia and successfully deposed Jane, who was ultimately beheaded. Mary was—excluding the disputed reigns of Jane and the Empress Matilda—the first queen regnant of England. In 1554, Mary married Philip of Spain, becoming queen consort of Habsburg Spain on his accession in 1556.

As the fourth crowned monarch of the Tudor dynasty, Mary is remembered for her restoration of Roman Catholicism after the short-lived Protestant reign of her half-brother. During her five-year reign, she had over 280 religious dissenters burned at the stake in the Marian persecutions. Her re-establishment of Roman Catholicism was reversed after her death in 1558 by her younger half-sister and successor Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry and Anne Boleyn.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Mary I of England, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Mary I Tudor, Queen of England, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3.   Queen Mary, I, in Find A Grave.
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