Mary and her Spanish husband, King Philip II, took their honeymoon at Hampton Court Palace in 1554. Mary returned the following year, believing she was pregnant, but no child was born and the couple remained childless until Mary’s death in 1558.
Mary imprisoned her half-sister Elizabeth (later Elizabeth I) at the Tower of London in 1554. She suspected her of involvement in a plot against her, led by the traitor Sir Thomas Wyatt.
It soon became clear that there was not enough evidence against Elizabeth, and she was released into house arrest in the country.
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Having ‘Calais’ engraved on her heart
Mary lost the last English lands in France in 1558. Calais had been part of English territory for hundreds of years.