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Mary I (1516 – 1558)

- Mary Tudor was born in 1516 and reigned as Queen from 1553-1558.

- Mary was born at Greenwich Palace and was the only child of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon to survive childhood.

- Mary was a Catholic and as queen, she attempted to return England to the Catholic faith.

- Mary earned the nickname, ‘Bloody Mary’ because she was responsible for executing nearly 300 people during her reign!

Did you know..?
Mary married Phillip II of Spain in 1554 and they took their honeymoon at Hampton Court Palace.

Elizabeth I (1533 – 1603)

- Elizabeth was born in 1533 and reigned as queen for 45 years until her death in 1603.

- Like her half-sister Mary I, Elizabeth was born at Greenwich Palace in London. The only daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth was only 2 and a half years old when her mother was executed.

- Famous for being the 'virgin queen' as she never married, Elizabeth set England back on the Protestant path after Mary I's attempt to return the country to Catholicism.

Did you know..?
Elizabeth was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1554 by Mary I.

Edward VI (1537 – 1553)

- Edward was born in 1537 and reigned as King from 1547-1553. He was only 9 years old when he became king.

- Edward VI was the eagerly awaited son of Henry VIII and his third wife, Jane Seymour.

- In 1553, Edward fell seriously ill and died shortly afterwards.

Did you know..?
Edward VI was born at Hampton Court Palace

Did Henry VIII have any other children?

- Henry is believed to have fathered at least one illegitimate child whose name was Henry Fitzroy. He was the only illegitimate son that Henry VIII recognised and he died at the age of 16 in 1536.

 

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