Profile of the Day: Mary I

Posted November 17, 2016 by Amanda | One Comment
Profile of the Day: Mary I

Mary I of England

Have you found your connection to royalty? On this day in 1558, Mary I of England died at the age of 42. With no children of her own, her half-sister Elizabeth succeeded to the throne.

The eldest daughter of King Henry VIII, Mary came to power after the death of her Protestant half-brother, Edward VI. A devoted Catholic, Mary restored England to Roman Catholicism during her five-year reign. She had hundreds of Protestant dissenters burned at the stake, earning her the nickname “Bloody Mary.”

When she died on November 17, 1558, Mary left no heir to succeed her. The crown then passed to her sister Elizabeth, who would rule as Elizabeth I.

Explore Mary I of England’s family tree on Geni and discover how you’re related to the Tudor monarch.

View Mary I of England’s Geni Profile


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