The Children of Henry VIII Characters

Alison Weir (historian)
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Mary I

Mary I was the only living child of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon. She was staunchly Catholic, like her mother, and was devastated when Henry VIII divorced her mother in favor of Anne Boleyn, mother of Elizabeth I, Mary's half-sister. After the death of Henry VIII, Mary's much younger brother Edward VI took the throne. The fiercely Catholic Mary suffered much anxiety living under the rule of her Protestant brother, and relied heavily on the support of the Catholic Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V. Under Edward VI, she continued to practice Catholicism though the King her brother ordered her not to. She had decided he was too young to make decisions on the matter of religion, and she would not change her ways until the King had come of age and she deemed him mature enough to make his own decisions. Mary I could not reconcile...

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