The Tudor Society

6 March – Juan Luis Vives and the young Mary I

What has a Spanish scholar and humanist born on this day in Valencia, Spain, in 1492 got to do with the Tudors? Well, he helped shape the woman who would become Queen Mary I by advising her mother, Catherine of Aragon, on her education.

In today's "on this day in Tudor history" video, I introduce Vives and his advice for Mary's education, and also give details on the young Mary, including her intelligence and accomplishments.

Book recommendations: "Mary Tudor, the First Queen" by Linda Porter, and “Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen” by Anna Whitelock.

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