Mary was now Queen of England

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Mary was now Queen of England, and, being a devout, perhaps fanatical Catholic,  married the Crown Prince Philip II of Spain, also Catholic. During her reign, Mary I  imprisoned her half-sister Elizabeth in the Tower of London, suspecting her of being  involved in Sir Thomas Wyat the Younger's Rebellion (1554). Elizabeth, along with all the Tudor children, had a rather frightening childhood. While  Elizabeth was still very young, her father killed her mother. Her childhood was always  filled with court intrigue, danger, and risk. Although these events somewhat traumatized  the Princess, they also molded her into a strong, independent personality. Her behavior  in her early years also showed her to be emotionally complex; although her father had  killed her mother and kept beheading his wives, she dearly loved him. It is hard to pinpoint exactly when Elizabeth learned the truth behind Ann Boleyn's 
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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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