19Mar

The Queen in the Tower

Posted by by Janet Dooley on 4 January 2012 in category in Mary I -

Once displaced by her sister as heir to the throne and then forced to serve as her lady in waiting, Queen Mary certainly got her revenge when she threw Lady Elizabeth into the infamous Tower of London on March 18, 1554.

A woodcut by A. Bouvier of Elizabeth held prisoner in the Tower of London during Mary I's reign.

 

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18Feb

Happy Birthday Princess Mary

Posted by by Janet Dooley on 4 January 2012 in category in Mary I -

Princess Mary Tudor, named for the king's beloved sister, was born February 18th, 1516 at Greenwich Palace. Mary would be the only surviving child of Henry VIII and his first wife, Katherine of Aragon. 

 

 

This portrait of a young Mary was painted by Lucas Horenbout, sometime between 1521 and 1525. It is currently part of the National Portrait Gallery in London.

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03Jan

Calais Falls to the French

Posted by by Janet Dooley on 4 January 2012 in category in Mary I -

Queen Mary 1 of England is remembered and judged by history as Blood Mary, the English queen who brought the Spanish Inquisition to England. But she judged herself for other reasons...losing Calais to the French.

 

 

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