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Mary I of England
Mary I of England
Historical Figure
Nationality: England
Date of Birth: 1516
Date of Death: 1558
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Religion: Catholicism
Occupation: Monarch
Parents: Henry VIII (father)

Catherine of Aragon (mother)

Spouse: Philip II of Spain (also her first-cousin-once-removed)
Children: None
Relatives: Ferdinand II of Aragon (grandfather)
Isabella I of Castile (grandmother)
Elizabeth I (half-sister)
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (first cousin, father-in-law)
House: Tudor
Turtledove Appearances:
Ruled Britannia
POD: July-August, 1588
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference
Mary I of England (18 February 1516 – 17 November 1558) was a member of England's royal House of Tudor and ruled as Queen of England from 1553 to 1558. A staunch Catholic, she restored Catholicism as the state religion of England after her father, Henry VIII, and younger brother, Edward VI, had made England a Protestant country. Her reign was marked by bloody persecutions of Protestants and members of her Parliament.

Her husband was Spanish King Philip II, a marriage which produced no children. Marrying into the Hapsburg family led to her being crowned Queen of Naples and Queen of Jerusalem, though the latter title was purely formal as the Kingdom of Jerusalem had fallen more than two centuries earlier.

Upon her death in 1558, Mary was succeeded by her half-sister, Elizabeth, a Protestant whom Mary had imprisoned in the Tower of London. Elizabeth restored that faith to state religion status and persecuted Catholics, though usually not as violently as Mary had persecuted Protestants.

Mary I in Ruled Britannia

When Philip's Armada conquered England in 1588, Philip used his former marriage to Mary and the status of King of England it had briefly bestowed on him to install his daughter, Isabella, as Queen of England.[1]

Mary's violent suppressions of political and religious dissent led to her nickname "Bloody Mary," a name which was not openly used by the English during Isabella's reign for fear of betraying Protestant and Elizabethan sentiments.[2]

References

  1. Ruled Britannia,pg. 278.
  2. Ibid., pg. 390-391.
Regnal titles
(OTL)
Preceded by
Edward VI
Queen of England
1553-1558
Succeeded by
Elizabeth I

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