Why was mary anxious to get married?
To produce an heir so a catholic succession might be guaranteed
Relatively advanced age so needed to marry asap
Who was gardiners choice for Mary’s husband?
The English Edward courtenay
Possibly to prevent a foreign marriage
What was the problem with courtenay as a potential husband?
Marriage to an Englishman brought the threat of factional rivalry- the husbands family would become more influential
Courtenay lacked courtly skills
Who was Mary’s personal preference for a husband?
Philip of Spain
What was a reason why Mary wanted to marry Philip?
Philips dad Charles V had offered advice and guidance to Mary
What was the problem with Mary and Philips match?
English public opinion was hostile
a parliamentary delegation attempted to dissuade Mary from her intentions
What were features of the marriage treaty?
Philip to be given the title of king but not the power of this title
No foreigners permitted to hold English offices
Philip had no claim in the English crown if mary predeceased him
When did Mary and Philip marry?
What did parliament reject in 1554?
A bill that would have included Philip AND Mary in a proposed new law on treason
What did parliament prevent in 1555?
Philips coronation as king
What did Mary’s overthrow of the devyse restore?
Henry VIII’s will as established under the succession act of 1544 as the legal mechanism for determining the succession
What was Mary’s problem with the terms of the succession?
Elizabeth a Protestant
Elizabeth seen as illegitimate by Mary
Why was Elizabeth released from the tower?
Mary had no proof that Elizabeth was implicated in the rebellion
When did mary formally name Elizabeth as her successor?