While Edward was in power, Queen Elizabeth I was allowed to live quietly; after Edward’s death in 1553, Mary became queen. Mary was a Roman Catholic, but Queen Elizabeth I was not a religious person; however, she understood Mary’s decision to marry the Catholic Prince Phillip II of Spain (Ellis). Later, while Phillip saw his wife childless and ill, he saw Queen Elizabeth I as a very suitable woman to assume the position of queen (Ellis). Mary died on November 17, 1558, and Queen Elizabeth I finally became queen at the age of 25. Queen Elizabeth I had to undergo a tremendous amount of pain, grief, and suffering to acquire the throne, but once she received it, she was the greatest ruler that England had.
Mary Tudor was born on 18 March 1496 she was queen for 5 years between (1553-1558) and died on 25 June 1533 Mary was a very strict because Mary could make England catholic again because most people preferred the catholic ways because the churches had colour, pictures, bell as well as statues of Virgin Mary. Also Mary had the support of lots of kings and queens in Europe, who were also catholic, particularly Spain this showed that if Mary was to bring England catholic countries would support her. Marys violent tactics would frighten people into doing what she said so if people did not listen and they would not became catholic instead they want to stay protestant she could execute them. When Edward died Protestants tried to replace Mary but failed this means Mary was throne enough to stay on the throne and people supported he. England was only protestant for six years but catholic for centuries this showed people loved the way catholic life was and they wanted to carry it on.
She feared that the French planned to invade England and put Mary, Queen of Scots, who was in effect the heir to the English crown, on the throne. Elizabeth offended Mary by proposing her own former suitor, Robert Dudley, as a husband. Instead, in 1565 Mary married Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, and gave birth to a son, James. In 1567, her husband died in a suspicious accident and Mary quickly married the Scottish Earl of Bothwell an action that outraged the Scottish nobility who promptly imprisoned Mary and forced her to abdicate her throne to her one-year-old son, James. The following year Mary escaped from her prison but was forced to flee across the border with England after the defeat of her supporters at the Battle of Langside.
In 1603 the war ended, and King James I issued a degree that all acts of piracy must be stopped. In November of 1558 Elizabeth became Queen, many thought she would restore the protestant faith to England. But ever since Mary’s (bloody Mary) persecution against Protestants the number of Protestants was spreading. She was catholic but grew up protestant and she was committed to that
Mary came to the throne in 1553 only after crushing a plot by the leaders of the Protestant elite to place her cousin, Lady Jane Grey, on the throne, instead of her. She had promised mercy to many of the rebellion's leaders, but in 1554 there were two more disturbances against her rule. They were orchestrated by Jane Grey's father, the marquis of Dorset, and Sir Thomas Wyatt, son of a family with strong emotional ties to the Boleyns (and, thus, Elizabeth, Mary's Protestant half-sister.) This showed that there was strong Protestant sympathies against Mary and that leniency would not prevent them from rising up against her again. Thus, political brutality was called for.
The Catholic Church launched a Counter-Reformation to win back lost souls. Many sea captains, especially English and Dutch, were Protestant and they looked on piracy against the Spaniards as a religious crusade. Even before the Reformation, countries trespassed on Spain and Portugal’s monopoly, and France, which was always Catholic, defied the Pope’s ruling of 1493. England and France thought that is they kept to the north of Spanish lands they could not be doing anything wrong. Sebastian and John Cabot (brothers) made two voyages of exploration for England in 1497 and 1516, to the shores of Canada and Newfoundland, but no colonies were founded.
Catherine Howard, his fifth wife, was executed for adultery. Henry's last wife, Catherine Parr outlived him. He died in 1547, leaving the kingdom to his young son, Edward VI, under the control of several counsellors.Edward ruled only six years. After his death in 1553, his Catholic half-sister, Mary, succeeded to the English crown. She married King Philip of Spain and re-established the old religion.
Andrea Horvath British Lit. Period 5 11/07/11 Topic #1 Essay A Religious Stand As Mary, Queen of Scots, grows up, religion plays a key role in her life and eventually leads to the cause of Mary's execution. There are many divisions of religion and Queen Mary was a strong Catholic. Catholics outnumbered most of the other minorities, including Protestantism, which in fact, was Catholic's biggest enemy (Scottish history, 1). In order to conclude how Mary's religion could have altered her outcome, Queen Mary's religious background can be observed from her childhood, to her reign in Scotland, and finally to the fight for the throne.
He made Protestantism the official religion of England and gave up on Catholicism. After divorcing Catherine, Henry married Anne Boleyn, who became pregnant and soon gave birth to a girl which they named Elizabeth. Henry was disappointed it was not a male but decided not to do anything. After some time,
Gage E. Yoder Dr. Ndiang’ui 09/21/13 Period 8 A Comparison of Religious beliefs of the Roman Catholicism, Lutheranism & Calvinism How England became protestant- in 1507 Henry VIII became king of England. Henry VIII was married to Catharine of Aragon; they had a daughter named Mary Tudor. Catharine could not have any more children, and Catharine was actually aunt to Charles V. Henry VIII was a very devout catholic, pope Leo X had given Henry VIII an award called “Defender of the Faith”. In 1521 when Charles V issued the Edict of Worms to Martin Luther, Henry VIII wrote a stinging letter denouncing Luther. Henry VIII always wanted to have a male heir.