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Mary I and Philip II of Spain

Today is the wedding anniversary of Queen Mary I and Philip II of Spain. The couple got married on 25th July 1554, the feast of St James, at Winchester Cathedral with Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester and Mary's Lord Chancellor, officiating. The bride was thirty-eight years old and the groom was twenty-seven.

You can read more about the marriage ceremony in our article 25 July 1554 – Mary I gets married and you can read more about Mary I in our Tudor Society e-book.

If you're in a rush, you can get a brief lowdown on Mary I in this 60-second video:

But if you've got more time, you can browse our Mary I articles and resources here.

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Mary I and Philip II of Spain