The daughter of King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, Spain. Succeeded her half-brother Edward VI to the English throne upon his death. Devoutly Catholic, she threatened England’s newfound independence from Rome. She sent nearly 300 Protestants to the burning stake earning her the title "Bloody Mary". Although she may have been England’s only pious monarch of the 16th century, her mistake was in marrying Phillip of Spain, seen as a betrayal of her people. She died a broken and dispirited Queen.
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