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Queen Mary I
"Bloody" Queen Mary I Orders the Pardon of a Partisan of King Edward VI and Consolidates Her Rule, Just Months After Seizing Power from Lady Jane Grey The only such pardon we know of that has reached the market. The only such pardon we know of that has reached the market.
15/11/1553. Mary I was the Queen of England and Ireland from July 1553 until her death in 1558. A strong Catholic in a nation converted by her father Henry VIII to Protestantism, she sought to restore her religion to power in England. She met opposition, and her ensuing executions of Protestants led to her posthumous sobriquet, ""Bloody Mary."" She was the only child of Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon to survive to adulthood. Her younger half-brother Edward VI (son of Henry and Jane Seymour) succeeded their father in 1547; she also had a half-sister Elizabeth, daughter of Anne Boleyn, who would later become Queen and reign for 45 years.When King Edward became mortally ill in 1553, he attempted to remove Mary from the line of succession because of religious differences, instead naming Lady Jane Grey as his successor. He died on July 6, 1553. On July 9, Jane Gray was informed that she was now Queen, though according to her own later claims, accepted the crown only with reluctance. The next day, she was officially proclaimed Queen of England after she had taken up secure residence in the Tower of London, where English monarchs customarily resided from the time of accession until coronation.As soon as Mary was sure of King Edward's demise, she left her residence at Hunsdon and set out to East Anglia, where she began to rally her supporters. Her opposition left London with troops on July 14; the Privy Council then switched their allegiance from Jane to Mary, and proclaimed her Queen in London on July 19 among great jubilation of the populace. Jane was impriso … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [United States]
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