One can tell by the reaction of Mary’s parents that they respected her opinion on who she wanted to marry however did not fully like the idea of who she was marrying. They wanted to let her decide who she would marry instead of following the puritan way and deciding for her who she would marry. This passage proves that Mary’s parents indeed decided not to follow the religion in this time. This was fairly uncommon in the eighteenth century as most of the times, the women’s parents would decide who they would want their daughter to marry and the daughter was not capable of deciding who she would live with for the rest of her life. Mary’s family did not follow religion when it came to marriage as Mary was able to decide to marry John Noyes as her first husband.
Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots, her older half-sister, were declared to be illegitimate as King Henry VIII tried to pave the way for a male heir. The two were later reinstated as potential heirs. Mary, Queen of Scots, also known as Mary Stuart, was the Catholic heiress to Scotland’s throne. She was not mentioned in Henry VIII’s, King of England, succession will. However, Mary was related to the tudor line and had some claim to the throne.
King Henry was married to his brother's widow to reassure the alliance his father had with Spain. On February the 18th, 1516 Catherine gave birth to the first heir, Princess Mary. Henry was angry as Catherine now at age 42 couldn’t conceive Henry had a mission to have a male heir to obtain the throne. Henry requested for a divorce but it was denied. In 1533 Henry's mistress Anne became pregnant and Henry
Edward being born was the first problem in Elizabeth’s life. After Edward was born, Elizabeth’s title as “Princess of Wales” was snatched from her. When Mary came to power, after Henry VIII and Edward VI died, she lost control of England and put Elizabeth in a hard situation. Mary was a Catholic, but most of the population in her rule were Protestants. The Protestants were uprising against Mary.
Did She deserve the death penalty Did Mary deserve to die. In 1864 the surreal assassination of president Lincoln and, the near fatal attempt for homicide on the Secretary of state William Seward. The plot that killed the president was connected to Mary Surratt and her son John. Mary had a boarding house in Washington city. It was known for confederate conspirators and spies.
Henry was not satisfied by the gender which Catherine provided. Henrys idea was to get divorced to Catherine and marry again to get the son that he desired for. However, the Catholic Pope refused to allow the divorce between Henry and Catherine. With the refusal of the divorce, Henry broke England from the Roman Catholics and began his own religion known as Protestantism. Through the decision in which Henry made the country’s’ history was changed.
In view of this, Henry VIII was so determined to get his way that “he started a church of his own. He got his divorce and stayed on the throne” (Hung). In addition to the fall of Queen Catherine, others were punished for dishonoring the king’s commands. This included, the king’s Minister, Cardinal Wolsey, who “failed to get the divorce from Rome” (David 420 ). Evidently, Henry VIII was willing to do anything it took to get rid of people who dissatisfied him.
Mary Warren was brought into the Proctor household during Elizabeth's pregnancy where she became very sick. She has been a big help to the family but because of the recent claims of witchcraft has become an official of the court. The night of the accusations placed towards the Proctor's, she was away in court. While away Mary was supposed to be home caring for the children and knew that when she got home she would be punished. In hopes of making things better when she got home she began sewing a poppet for Elizabeth.
Although Mary had murderous intent, one of her strongest characteristics is thinking of the consequences; not for her, but for her unborn child. “As the wife of a detective, she knew quite well what the penalty would be… what were the laws about murderers with unborn children?” To make matters worse, Patrick wanted