As soon as Mary I took the throne

As soon as Mary I took the throne - ,SimonRenaud, England,...

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As soon as Mary I took the throne, Simon Renaud, the Spanish ambassador to  England, immediately engineered a marriage between Mary and the Crown Prince of  Spain, Philip II, allying the two countries. Although mostly quite merciful to her enemies  and conspirators against her, Mary treated her religious opponents with ruthlessness.  Her marriage to a Spanish prince only reinforced her religious fanaticism. Although  Elizabeth remained Protestant, Mary started working hard to restore Catholicism in  England. Although Elizabeth was next in line in the succession, Mary placed two other relatives  above Elizabeth in her court, citing Elizabeth's illegitimate birth as her reason. Of  course, this greatly insulted the princess. Although she remained fairly loyal despite her  anger, many people in England encouraged her to conspire against her increasingly  unpopular sister. In 1554, Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger's Rebellion rose and failed. 
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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