Queen Mary I of England

Primary Source Quotes

"When I am dead and opened, you shall find Calais lying in my heart."

-Queen Mary I



"In thee, O lord, is my trust, let me never be confounded: if God be for us, who can be against us?"

-Queen Mary I

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Secondary Source Quotes

"You have four certain and open enemies: the heretics and schismatics, the rebels and adherents of the duke of Northumberland, the king of France and Scotland, and the Lady Elizabeth."

-Imperial ambassador Renard to Queen Mary, 1553


“An objective viewpoint was beyond her; she was single-minded to a fault.”

-Alison Weir, The Children of Henry VIII


“I must bear it well as I may. As my sainted mother used to say, we never come to the kingdom of Heaven but by troubles.”

- Alison Weir, The Lady Elizabeth


“It is too dangerous to meddle in the marriage of princes,' he muttered as he withdrew. Arundel made a joke at his expense, saying 'He lost his post as Chancellor that day, for the Queen had usurped it,' which drew wry laughter from the deputation.”

- Alison Weir, The Children of Henry VIII

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Mary Tudor was born on the eighteenth of February, 1516 to King Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.
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Mary Tudor was baptized into the Catholic faith at the Church of the Observant Friars in Geenwhich on the twenty-first of February 1516, eight days after she was born.
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In the 1550's Mary I began her reign as "Bloody Mary". She validated her parents marriage and then killed people under heresay if they did not repent and turn back to the Catholic faith.
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Mary died in St. James Palace at the age of forty-two. She had no children which meant that her sister Queen Elizabeth would take over her throne after her death as her predecessor and, thus, started the Elizabethan Age.
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