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Queen Mary, I
Original name: Mary Tudor
Birth: Feb. 18, 1516
Greenwich
Greater London, England
Death: Nov. 17, 1558
St James
Greater London, England

English monarch. The only surviving child of King Henry VIII and his first queen, Katherine of Aragon. In childhood, Mary was viewed as her father's heir, pampered, well-educated, and adored by Henry. When Henry became determined to divorce Katherine, Mary, who was very close to her mother, also fell out of favor. Shortly after the divorce, mother and daughter were seperated, and Mary was subject to harsh treatment, rumors, and the ever-changing whims of her father. She was forced to sign a formal submission in 1536, begging the pardon of the king and renouncing the faith of Rome. During her father's sixth marriage to Catherine Parr, Mary was brought back to court and was named in her father's will in the line of succession. During her half-brother Edward's short reign, Mary lived well in comfortable "retirement." She acceded in 1553, and was crowned on October 1. On July 25, 1554, she married Prince Philip of Spain. She was infatuated with him, but the feelings were not reciprocated. Mary immediately began an effort to restore the Catholic faith in England, and reenacted the medieval heresy laws. Protestant heretics were arrested and burned, earning her the name "Bloody Mary." Mary suffered at least three "phantom pregnancies," but it is certain she was never actually pregnant. It is thought now that she suffered from ovarian or uteran cancer, which prevented pregnancy and resulted in pregnancy-like symptoms. In her later years, Mary was increasingly ill, depressed, and very paranoid. Her health quickly deteriorated, and she fell in and out of consciousness. She died at St. James Palace, lonely, despised by her husband, and resented by her people. (bio by: Kristen Conrad) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
   Henry VIII (1491 - 1547)
   Katharine of Aragon (1485 - 1536)
 
 Spouse:
   King Felipe II (1527 - 1598)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry Tudor (1511 - 1511)*
   Queen Mary (1516 - 1558)
  Henry Fitzroy (1519 - 1536)**
   Elizabeth I (1533 - 1603)**
  Baby Tudor (1534 - 1534)**
  Baby Tudor (1535 - 1535)**
  Baby Boy Tudor (1536 - 1536)**
   King Edward VI (1537 - 1553)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling

Cause of death: Ovarian or uterine cancer
 
Burial:
Westminster Abbey
Westminster
City of Westminster
Greater London, England
GPS (lat/lon): 51.50008, -0.12923
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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