Mary Tudor: King Henry VIII

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Mary Tudor was the only child of King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. She was born at the Palace of Placentia in Greenwich, England on February 18, 1516. Mary was alienated from her father after he annulled his marriage with Catherine because of her failure to birth a son. When the annulment was official, Mary was considered illegitimate and deprived of her status to the throne. By the time King Henry VII died, Edward VI took the throne. He was only 9 years old at the time, but died at age 15 from a lung infection that was said to be tuberculosis. After his short reign, Mary was still considered illegitamate. Lady Jane Grey successeded Edward VII. Soon after Jane’s deatyh, Mary was proclaimed queen on July 19, 1553 and crowned on October …show more content…
Queen Mary affected society by restoring Catholicism as England’s official religion, murdering hundreds of Protestants, and trying to create a new form of government. Taking the throne after her half-brother Edward VI, many changes were made. Although they were related, Mary and Edward did not grow up to believe in the same faith. Mary wanted to stay loyal to her mother, Catherine of Aragon, because she was devoted to Catholicism. The annulment between Mary’s parents led to her to despise Keng Kinry VII and all of his actions. Their relationship worsened and they no longer spoke to each …show more content…
Under the span of 5 years, she was able to restore Catholicism to the Roman Catholic Church. She was successful in doing so by executing hundreds of Protestants by burning them at the stake. This reign of terror gave her the nickname, "Bloody Mary". Carried out by force, hundreds followed in her steps.
 Mary 's prime goal during her reign was to restore Catholicism. Protestantism was the official religion of England for only 6 years, but Catholicism was the official region hundreds of years back. Protestant leaders fled to Europe after the crowning of Queen Mary I. She had a difficult time restoring Catholicism because her father King Henry VII closed monasteries and sold the land to nobles. Edward VI took away the Catholic service and Holy Communion, but Mary restored them right away. In 1555, Parliament created Heresy laws against becoming a Protestant in

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