“Mary Shelley.” EGS.edu. n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2014.
Since Mary had become Queen at such a young age, her mother acted as a regent in her stead (“BBC”). Mary’s great uncle, Henry VIII arranged a marriage between his son, the future Edward VI, and Mary (“The Official Website”). The marriage was arranged as an effort to create an alliance between Scotland and England. Henry’s efforts failed because Catholics opposed the plan (“The Official Website”). They opposed the plan because England had recently separated from the Catholic Church (“Bio”).
The Reign of Elizabeth. J.P. Sommerville, n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2014. .