Queen Mary I

Standard Name: Mary I, Queen
Used Form: Mary Tudor


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Dedications Mary Basset
MB , as Mary Clarcke, translated the first five books of the Ecclesiastical History written in Greek by Eusebius . She dedicated a handwritten presentation copy to Mary Tudor before the latter became queen.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Family and Intimate relationships Anne Bacon
Her husband had six surviving children already. AB had two daughters (who died young) before her two sons. In August 1557 she was hoping that her daughter Susan might get over her recurring fits of...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Basset
MB 's second husband had at the time of their marriage already been imprisoned in the Tower of London; upon Mary Tudor 's accession, James Basset travelled on diplomatic missions between Mary and Philip of Spain
Family and Intimate relationships Anne Locke
Henry Locke was a half-brother of the younger Rose Hickman, later Throckmorton , who at the age of eighty-four wrote for her children a brief but vivid account of her life up to the time...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Caesar
His great-great-father, Cesare Adelmare , had migrated from Italy to England and become physician to Mary Tudor and Elizabeth I .
Sedgwick, Romney, editor. The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1715-1754.
Under Charles Caesar (1673-1741)
Charles Caesar, though later a devoted husband, was said at...
Family and Intimate relationships Queen Elizabeth I
Elizabeth's elder half-sister, Mary Tudor , was estranged from her by loyalty to her mother (Catherine of Aragon , whom Elizabeth's mother had supplanted) and by her fervent Catholicism. The gap narrowed slightly when...
Fictionalization Katherine Parr
Dozens of fictional representations of KP inhabit the fringes of the many re-imaginings of her husband and her step-daughter; few of them pay any attention to her intellectual life or her writing. She takes centre...
Literary responses Georgiana Fullerton
The Athenæum published a positive review of Constance Sherwood on 16 September 1865, claiming that GFhas written a book which no one can read without deep interest; and she has written it in an...
Literary Setting Anna Eliza Bray
The novel is set near Canterbury in a village called Wellminster during the reign of Queen Mary . It details the lives of a persecuted Protestant family.
Bray, Anna Eliza. The Novels and Romances of Anna Eliza Bray. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1846.
Mudge, Bradford Keyes, editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 116. Gale Research, 1992.
116: 52
The patriarch, Owen Witford, is...
Literary Setting Emmuska, Baroness Orczy
The story is set in sixteenth-century England and France in the reign of Charles V , Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain. The opening page presents an air of historical evidence in a sentence...
Occupation Mary Basset
Mary Tudor , dedicatee of MB 's translation from Eusebius, made Basset one of her chamber gentlewomen at Court.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Occupation Katherine Parr
Before her second husband died, KP had taken up, like her mother before her, a Court post as lady-in-waiting to Princess Mary .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Occupation Katherine Parr
This year she wrote to Mary in Latin enlisting her support.
Devereux, Edward James. “The Publication of the English Paraphrases of Erasmus”. Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, pp. 348 - 57.
King, John N. “Patronage and Piety: The Influence of Catherine Parr”. Silent But For the Word: Tudor Women as Patrons, Translators, and Writers of Religious Works, edited by Margaret P. Hannay, Kent State University Press, 1985.
politics Frances Neville, Baroness Abergavenny
FNBA 's husband not only attended the coronation of the Catholic monarch Mary Tudor on 1 October 1553 (while her eldest brother had just been imprisoned for supporting the rival Protestant candidate Lady Jane Grey
politics Elizabeth Oxenbridge, Lady Tyrwhit
Lady Tyrwhit and her husband continued to prosper through the reign of Queen Mary . Susan M. Felch points out that long before she was a persecutor of Protestants, Mary had participated in the humanist...


Juan Luis Vives of Valencia, while living in England, wrote Satellitium, a plan of studies for Princess Mary (daughter of Henry VIII ).
After July 1553
An unknown person presented to Queen Mary Tudor the finely illuminated manuscript now known as the Queen Mary Psalter (Royal 2 B vii in the British Library ).
6 July 1553
The sixteen-year-old Edward VI died, producing a succession crisis: for fear of rule by his Catholic sister Mary , Edward pronounced both his sisters to be bastards, and the crown passed (very briefly) to Lady Jane Grey
19 July 1553
Lady Jane Grey was deposed as queen, and Mary Tudor assumed the throne of England and Wales.
June 1554
An eighteen-year-old servant, Elizabeth Croft , confessed in front of a crowd gathered at St Paul's Cross in London that she had taken part in a hoax, playing a supernatural voice that spoke from a...
July 1554
One year after succeeding to the throne, Mary Tudor married Philip of Spain , thereby strengthening the hand of others who wished, as she did, to re-Catholicize England.
Bridewell Prison , the first house of correction for vagrants and beggars, was established in the same building as the recently-founded Bridewell Royal Hospital a residence for apprentices during their training.
February 1555
The law was changed to permit burning alive for heresy: during the rest of Mary I 's reign at least 274 persons were burned in England for their Protestant belief.
21 March 1556
Thomas Cranmer was burned alive for heresy at Oxford, after withdrawing the recantation he had formerly made under threat of such a death: this was one of the most famous Protestant martyrdoms under Mary Tudor .
4 May 1557
The Royal Charter of the Stationers' Company of London, granted by Mary Tudor , restricted the privilege of book-production to its limited membership.
17 November 1558
Queen Mary I died, and Elizabeth I assumed the throne of England and Wales.
The complete GenevaBible appeared, translated by English Protestant exiles from the reign of Mary : the first accessible or mass-circulation edition of the Bible in English, with small format and roman (not gothic) print.
John Taylor published The Needles Excellency: A New Booke wherin are divers Admirable Workes wrought with the Needle, which includes (along with hints on embroidery) praise of great ladies.
29 December 1709
Richard Steele 's reference in The Tatler to the new fashion of hoop petticoats marked the establishment of the mode in England or at least in London.
December 1965
Actress Peggy Ashcroft toured Norway with a show of her own devising, Words on Women and Some Women's Words, originally written for performance at London University .