In 1525, her father sent her to live on the border of Wales, while he attempted to negotiate a marriage for her (“Mary Tudor”). When Mary was fairly young, her parents separated and her father remarried Anne Boleyn (“Mary Tudor”). Mary was not allowed to see her mother because Henry believed that she would side with her mother in the divorce proceedings, but they often wrote letters to each other (“Childhood”). Shortly after Anne was married into royalty, she felt Mary and her half-sister, Elizabeth, was a threat to her throne, therefore she pressed for an act of Parliament to declare the sisters illegitimate (“Mary Tudor”). This meant that the girls were no longer considered "princesses" and were now "Lady Mary and Elizabeth" this also took them out of consideration to ever rule England.
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In the book of Leviticus, it states that if a man takes his brother's wife they shall remain childless. Even though they had a healthy daughter, Mary, this did not count in Henry's eyes, it was the male heir to the thrown that he wanted. Catherine was adamant in her claims that she had not consummated her marriage with Author, Henry's brother. The political and legal debate continued for six years, Catherine not only wanted to retain her position, but also her daughter's position in the kingdom. Things came to a close when Anne became pregnant in 1533.
This reconciliation with her father put her next in ... ... middle of paper ... ...ary was a Queen that ruled with an intellect many did not believe women were capable of. She worked hard and kept the throne and reached her goal of starting to restore the Catholic faith. Though Mary had a tragic life she was a great Queen who kept her country in mind and worked closely with the government to keep it safe. Without Mary’s reign the English monarchy may be completely different than what it is today. Works Cited Eakins, Lara E. "Mary I."
This character represents the virtuous and perfect things in which society bestows upon the women of this time, giving great power to beauty and fortune. Although these charac... ... middle of paper ... ...r Gawain and the Green Knight and Lanval are distant representations of real women in this time period. Society plays an important role in stereotyping women based on their good and evil nature as well as, their actions towards men. Even though this separation might sometimes be true, it is the perfect virgin that will always be a symbol of excellence and strength. The relationship between perfection and flaw is checkered throughout history, becoming a frequent comparison in many medieval works.
By a combination of luck and skillful persuasion on the part of her political allies, Elizabeth survived this ordeal and became queen when Mary died in 1558. Elizabeth quickly consolidated power and returned the country to Protestantism, passing the Acts of Supremacy and Uniformity, although by Reformation standards Catholics fared well under these acts. Wi...
Her birth was possibly the greatest disappointment of her father's life. He had wanted a son and heir to succeed him as he already had a daughter, Mary, by his first wife, Katherine of Aragon. He had not divorced Katherine, and changed the religion of the country in the process, to have only another daughter. Elizabeth's early life was consequently troubled. Her mother failed to provide the King with a son and was executed on false charges of incest and adultery on 19 May 1536.