Fiercely proud. One of Elizabeth's most notable explorers, Sir Francis Drake- who had been one of the captains at the Battle of the Spanish Armada- became the first English sailor to circumnavigate the globe. Sarah Lee Bolger (born 28 February 1991) is an Irish actress. She was the only child of King Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, to survive through childhood. Her careful administration had allowed England a (relatively) peaceful transition to Protestantism after the extreme reigns of her three predecessors, and though her death in 1603 was received with relief by some that her "time had come", overall most of England mourned her. Elizabeth was put in a dangerous position within months of Mary's reign; a hard-line Catholic, Mary reversed nearly all the edicts issued by the Protestant Edward, and Elizabeth was forced to outwardly conform to Catholicism to avoid being charged with heresy. Her rule precipitated the collapse of Russia's imperial government. Elizabeth would later support her sister Mary in her successful bid for the Crown against Lady Jane Grey, but Mary distrusted Elizabeth because of her Protestantism (like her mother) and removed her from the line of succession, locking her in the Tower. She died at St. James Palace in London, on November 17, 1558, and was interred at Westminster Abbey. She spends a great deal of time with her former stepmother Anne of Cleves, who helps tutor her and looks on her as a daughter figure. [2], Mary grew up in a house on the south-west side of St James Square, close to St James's Park and Whitehall palace,[3] and from an early age she was surrounded by the high society of The Restoration. Mary's religious persecutions made her extremely unpopular and earned her the nickname "Bloody Mary.". France was Spain's longtime enemy, and Philip had no wish to unite England, Scotland and France under the same succession. She was interrogated, but successfully denied any knowledge or collaboration with Seymour's conspiracy., "Earlier today I made a vow to myself... As God is my witness, I shall never marry. Edward favored Elizabeth over their elder half-sister Mary; however, when his heath began to fail at age 16, he was forced to discard Elizabeth from the succession, in favor of their distant cousin Lady Jane Grey. However, the factions she supported- the Dutch Protestant rebels and the pro-Protestant Henry of Navarre, who later became King Henry IV of France- were both ultimately victorious, and her contributions, small though they were, built better relations with France and the newly-formed Dutch Republic. Checkmate Princess of Wales (demoted, later Queen Regnant of England and Ireland), An infant Princess Elizabeth with her mother, Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth learns dancing from Anne of Cleves (Season Four), Princess Elizabeth with her stepmother Queen Catherine Parr (center) and half-sister Princess Mary (left), Lady Elizabeth with her father King Henry, Elizabeth plays with her mother Queen Anne (Season Two). She is. Elizabeth was put in the Tower of London due to many of Wyatt's followers having supported her as Queen over Mary, but once again she was able to outwit her interrogators; ultimately they found no evidence that she was involved in the conspiracy or that she had practiced Protestantism during Mary's reign. Elizabeth's role in the third season is somewhat smaller. She accomplished all this despite multiple attempts to assassinate her, marry her off or prove she was not the legitimate Queen. Alive However, when it was clear that Mary would have no children with her Spanish husband and she was on her deathbed, she restored Elizabeth to the line of successsion- setting the stage for Elizabeth's impressive 44-year reign, known as the Golden Age. She was canonized in 2000. Elizabeth has begun to display her hunger for knowledge in this season, driven by the intelligence and ambition she inherited from both sides of her family; she practices her foreign languages often, and works to improve her dancing skills. The end credits show the progression of Henry's three children on the throne, remarking that two Tudor monarchs- Henry and Elizabeth- changed England forever. Born on February 18, 1516, Mary was not the long-awaited son her parents, Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, had hoped for. Mary shuts this down gently, acting as the benevolent big sister. Because the Papal Bull of Excommunication made Mary a rallying point for any Catholic rebellions, releasing Mary seemed too dangerous to Elizabeth, but she avoided executing her, worried about offending other Catholic monarchs. Elizabeth was more practical than her father or siblings about religion. Queen Anne worries for Elizabeth's safety (episode 2.07). She will eventually become Queen Elizabeth I and reign for 44 years, the last but greatest monarch of House Tudor. She is baptized in the next episode by her godfather Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer and her maternal aunt Mary Boleyn. When Elizabeth assumed the throne, she made Sir Thomas Gresham her Minister of Finance, who warned her this trick of Henry's was ruining her economy. [8], Lady Mary died in Paris on 5 November 1726, aged 53. She develops a very friendly relationship with her new stepmother Catherine Parr, who like Anne of Cleves plays a role in her education. She is best known for her roles in the films In America (2002), Stormbreaker, and The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008), as well as her award winning role as Lady Mary Tudor in the TV series The Tudors (2007), and for guest starring as Princess Aurora in Once Upon a Time (2011). Mary Tudor was the first queen regnant of England, reigning from 1553 until her death in 1558. On 10 December 1680, seven-year-old Mary, was, in recognition of her paternity[1][4], granted by a Royal warrant, the name Tudor (as a nod to their collateral descent from the Tudor family) and the precedence of the daughter of an Earl. James merged Scotland with England and created the nation of Britain.