Source H agrees with the view that the Holy Maid of Kent was important until 1533. It states that the “16 year old rocketed to national fame.” due to her visions that she had while suffering from a mental illness. This would have been likely in this period of time, as superstition and religion played a massive part in peoples lives and the sight of Virgin Mary would cause interest from major religious players in England and Europe. Despite her being portrayed as a crazy woman, it was highly possible that people would believe her. The Holy Maid of Kent was given an audience with Henry himself, in which he confirmed that her revelations were real and that he was convinced the maid was seeing the Virgin Mary herself.
Mary realized that a plot was being formulated to place Jane on the throne. Of course, she was ecstatic (not). She had been urged by some friends to flee the country since they feared her life would be in danger. Mary knew that if she fled, she would forfeit all chances of becoming Queen and returning England to Catholicism, so she chose to stay and make a stand for her crown. In the end, Mary got her crown, and that is where the real trouble started.
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.
Salena Zapata Mrs. Kennedy English Honors P.2 27 April 2010 The Queen of the Golden Age Queen Elizabeth the first was perhaps one of England’s most memorable and influential queens to ever take the throne (Shone 3). She is still remembered to this day for the many accomplishments she achieved as Queen of England (Starkey 12). Accomplishments such as uniting England with a single religion, helping to secure England’s independence from Spain, all while she had no king by her side and claimed to be a virgin. When Elizabeth Tudor took the throne on January 15, 1559 (Ruggeri), England was suffering from a great division among its people due to religion. During her father King Henry VII (1509-1547), England broke away from the Catholic Church
She was convinced that she had more right to rule over England compared to Elizabeth. Mary was the granddaughter of Henry VIII’s older sister, while Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, a union that was much criticized as illegal and immoral. Elizabeth suggested that Mary marry Lord Robert Dudley and become heir to Elizabeth (who never married and was thus childless). Instead, Mary entered into a series of impetuous romantic relationships, starting with Lord Darnley; her secretary David Rizzio, and James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell who was suspected of killing Darnley. As a result of these romantic relationships, Mary had to abdicate her crown in favor of her young son, and flee to England.
The emergence of Wishart’s protégé John Knox in the pre-reformation years further illustrate the Catholic faith’s need for reform following centuries of hypocrisy, immoral behaviour, abuses of power and nepotism and this is clearly shown by the text from Hamilton. A staunch supporter of the monarch, Archbishop Hamilton saw the predicament facing his Queen on her return with the political and religious forums beginning to incorporate Protestantism and with its influence spreading further through society, he possibly viewed this as an opportunity to get back to basics, to stem the flow and to return his flock to pious deeds under the Catholic strand of Christianity. Another possible reason for this text may lie in the Regency of Mary of Guise and the increasing French influence once again in the Scottish Royal Court coupled with Cardinal Beaton’s overzealous hunting of heretics in the years prior to his murder creating definite anti-French, anti-Catholic feeling
2002. 30 Nov. 2008. <http://www.common-place.org/vol-02/no-03/school/>. “Religion and School Curriculum.” Issues and Controversies on File. 19 May 2008.