The Tudor Society

19 July 1553 – Mary I is proclaimed Queen of England, France, and Ireland, and all dominions

On this day in history, 19th July 1553, thirteen days after the death of her half-brother, the fifteen-year-old King Edward VI, thirty-seven-year-old Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, was proclaimed "qwene of England, France, and Yrland, and alle domy(ni)ons".

Mary was unaware of the proclamation of her queenship and the fact that her first cousin once removed, Lady Jane Grey or Queen Jane, had been removed from the throne.


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