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Queen Mary I Biography
Queen Mary I Biography
& Personal Commentary
written by DarkLadyWitch11 ( a wiki member)
(Figures of Mary, and her maternal Family preserved in Wax figures, Statues or decoration for museums. The first and second figures are Mary, the third and fourth figures are Mary's mother, Katherine of Aragon, and final two are Mary's grandmother, the legendary Isabella of Spain and Queen in her own right of Castille.)
Princess Mary Tudor - as Queen
All of Henry's offspring, all became King and Queens, since he only had one son, meaning they all died one after the other, they all shared and waited for the throne, Mary, specially had been denied this right by harsh and unjust mistreatment by her father's and some of the families he was entrusted like the ones from his wives, as well as by his greedy advisers who sought more then spirituality, political gain and power gain for themselves and the protestant cause they said they represented, they all gave bad treatment, injustice and corruption done against her person, and because her father now had other children who later replaced her she was no longer in need for her father's further affections except show that he was a merciful father in public when still some claim that what she needed the most was being appreciated by her father and love instead of jewels in public and not caring, she was specially replaced by her sweet and Protestant brother, who became King in his own right, Edward VI, who led the reformation and was entirely protestant, Edward inadvertently denied her the right to the throne when she would always refuse to go to the masses held by Protestant reformers, and in his deathbed when a new will was made, to put his two sisters, the legitimate claimants to the throne, that is her and Elizabeth who according to their father's will deserved the throne if there was no heir from another, it was all set aside for Lady Jane Grey. She, Mary acted on desperation and resentment for all the harsh treatment and injustice she suffered at the hands of Protestant and greedy feeble Catholics alike.
In the end when she got her throne, one which had been unjustly denied to her for to long and had little patience anymore as she was often a Queen - In - Waiting, but her throne was paved with sorrow and deception as she and her religion was no longer the long favored as before and the Protestant faction was to big. The Protestant which took advantage of the majority of rich white males and ambitious women who were protestant and wanted power, led more of the reformation only for advancement more then spirituality, as many reformations in Europe who later caused the resentment and disappointment of many and led to scientist searching for alternative methods where God was excluded, but in the meanwhile in England, Mary who was unable to withstand such a faction, and since many did not support her as they initially did, she could not really administer the states alone and her advisers were to witty only to gain power and overshadow her, she was also half Spanish which many felt that they wanted a full English who would make the Country proud as their pride was that they had no love or tolerance for foreigner and wanted to keep their full English pride intact no matter what the cost, and avoid foreign interference.
She lacked the skills crafted in administrative to administrate the states (even though the administrators hardly supported her and so she hardly had competent administrators, still).
She could not ignore in the end the hatred, that she, Mary Tudor sadly suffered at the hand of her father, his mistress Anne Boleyn and her family, in a way her own religion which also left her to fend for herself, and we see a transformation from an innocent and beautiful, natural girl of kindness who possessed utmost sweetness into this person who hardly was her mother or Isabella, she became her father, or somewhere near to it, when ironically she vowed to be her mother's figure, the trauma left her to become the monster she worst hated in her life, her father, King Henry VIII.
She lacked the leadership and defiance her mother always had for her father, she would often see her mother make her father look as a weak and feeble minded King and humiliate him very often, she was an enemy worthy of recognition, but no matter how much her mother was fighter and warrior Queen to make her father and everybody tremble and grumble at their knees, Mary could not reciprocate her mother's courage, and she never did so, even Anne Boleyn she would see her do the same but not as her mother, both women would be examples of warrior Queens in different ways for Mary, but she would always lack the courage of her mother, the Queen everybody learned to fear and respect, and that of her enemy Queen Anne Boleyn, Mary for the rest of her life would be passive and unspoken against her father, unlike her mother and rival.
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