Queen Mary I Fact Sheet: Who was Queen Mary I? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Queen Mary I, the famous English Queen.
Queen Mary I Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1516 – 1558 *** Full Name: Queen Mary I was also known as Mary Tudor and Bloody Mary *** Date of Birth (Birthday): She was born on February 18, 1516 *** Place of Birth: Queen Mary I was born in London *** Family background: Her father was King Henry VIII *** Early life and childhood: Queen Mary I grew up and spent the majority of her life in London *** Education: Queen Mary I was educated by her Mother, Catherine of Aragon *** Queen Mary I died on November 17, 1558 ***
Queen Mary I Fact 1: Queen Mary I was born on February 18, 1516 at the Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, London.
Queen Mary I Fact 2: From July 1553 until her death on November 17, 1558, she was the Queen of England and Ireland. She became known by various names including Bloody Mary and Mary Tudor.
Queen Mary I Fact 3:
Her father was King Henry VIII and
her mother was his first wife,
Catherine of Aragon. Queen Mary I
was King Henry VIII's first daughter
and the only surviving child of
Catherine of Aragon. Three days
following her birth, Mary was
Queen Mary I Fact 10:
During her childhood, her father
promised her hand in marriage to
several men but the contracts kept
falling through. Amongst his
negotiations, she was promised to
the son of King Francis I of France,
Dauphin, the Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V who was her first cousin,
Francis I (Dauphin's father) and his
son, the Duke of Orleans, Henry.
Queen Mary I Fact 12:
She became the first Queen regnant
of England and Ireland in July 1553.
She immediately reinstated her
parents’ marriage. She reigned for
approximately 5 years until her
death at the age of 42 on November
Queen Mary I Fact 17: As Queen of England and Ireland, she had many challenges to face. The country received a high amount of rainfall which led to floods and subsequently famine. She made many attempts to establish trade routes in order to save England's economy.
Queen Mary I Fact 18: Queen Mary I was the 4th crowned monarch of the Tudor dynasty. Through bloodshed and persecution, she managed to restore Catholicism in England for a short time.
Queen Mary I Fact 19: She was Queen of England and Ireland until her death in 1558. She was succeeded by her long-reigning Protestant half-sister who became Elizabeth I of England and Ireland and reigned for approximately 45 years. Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.
Queen Mary I Fact 20:
She died on November 17, 1558, at St
James’ Palace in London, England.
Her death may have been a result of
ovarian cancer. She was buried on
December 14, 1558 at Westminster
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