On this day in history, 25th July 1554, Mary I married Philip of Spain, son of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, at Winchester Cathedral. The service was presided over by Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester, and Mary’s chancellor.
You can read all the details in my article Happy Wedding Anniversary Mary I and Philip of Spain!
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I always feel so sorry for Mary. What an awful life she seems to have had. How could she have been anyway normal with the traumatic events of her youth? If she lived today, she would definitely be in therapy for quite some time. I am sure she anticipated a happy married life, but even that was denied her. Her false pregnancies were the final humiliation, which could, I’m sure, have been avoided had a doctor been allowed examine her. Even in death, her name is mud with the title of ‘Bloody Mary’. I often wonder if she was that much more blood thirsty than her contemporary monarchs.