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Mary Tudor
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of England (Maria Tudor; Feb 18, 1516, Greenwich – Nov 17, 1558, London), queen of England from 1553 to 1558, was the only surviving child of Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. The emergence of Anne Boleyn led to not only the divorce of Henry from Catherine but also the separation from Rome and ultimately the deep humiliation of Mary as a consequence. She was excluded from the line of succession and in 1536 was compelled formally to acknowledge the illegitimacy of any claim of her succession. When her brother Edward VI died in 1553, he named Lady Jane Grey…

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James, Frank A., “Mary Tudor”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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