Mary I Marry

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Most people assume Bloody Mary’s name comes from her unrestrained murder of Tudor men and woman on the basis of religion. However Queen Mary I was a Scoundrel because of her mass killing in the name of the church. This is shown when she was put in power she worked to return England to Catholicism from the Church of England that her father had previously created. During this she brought back the law against heresy this caused nearly 300 protestants to be burned at the stake giving her the name Bloody Mary. She is important to church history because of her attempt to change the church back to Catholicism. To understand QueenMary better lets get to know her. Queen Mary I was born on February 18th, 1516 to King Henry VIII of England and Cathrine…show more content…
Henry VIII against popular belief was actually happy about Mary’s birth. Her mother was a devout Catholic and she was baptized soon after her birth. When she was two years old she was betrothed to her cousin the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. Charles then demanded that Mary come to Spain with a large cash dower this angered King Henry who ended the engagement. After this Mary was engaged two more times and she later married Phillip II of Spain who was Charles V son. Her father wanted a male heir so he sought out to divorced Cathrine when Mary was eleven because he was afraid that if he had no male heir and he let Mary become Queen a civil war would start. In order to obtain the divorce King Henry created his own religion: The Church of England. The divorce cause Mary to resent the Church of England and didn’t accept the fact that her parents divorced. After the divorce King Henry VIII married Anne and Mary was declared illegitimate and was to no longer be called "princess",…show more content…
She was originally removed from the throne due to her religion but gained it back with her large group of supporters. Her father didn’t agree with the Catholic Church resulting in the protestant Church of England. Mary’s cousin Lady Jane succeeded Mary’s brother King Henry VI after his death in 1558 when he was just fifteen years old. He appointed Lady Jane because she was a protestant like himself. Edward tried to keep the crown from Mary because he knew she would try to change England back to Catholicism. Lady Jane is also known as the nine day Queen because Mary took the crown rightfully back after nine days. Her subjects were apprehensive of her taking the throne especially since she had married Prince Phillip II of Spain, England at that time saw Spain as an arch enemy. She made it her life’s mission as queen to bring back Catholicism to England. Mary started her mission soon after she was put into power. She attempted to bring back Catholicism and undo the rules her father had previously created this resulted in around three hundred protestants who had refused to convert to Catholicism to be burned at the stake, a common method of execution of the Spanish Inquisition. This gave her the name Bloody Mary. Queen Mary took the throne for five years before her death in 1558 which many believe as caused by an ovarian cyst which would have explained her false
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