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date: 25 February 2020

Mary Ilocked

(1516–1558)
  • Ann Weikel

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Mary I (1516–1558), queen of England and Ireland, was born at Greenwich Palace on Monday 18 February 1516. Although she was not the male heir desired by her parents, Henry VIII (1491–1547) and his first wife, Katherine of Aragon (1485–1536), her birth and early survival offered hope that a healthy son would follow. ...

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