Queen Mary: Her Last Sickness



QUEEN MARY

Queen Mary’s Sickness: 17 November 1558:

This is taken from “Annals of Queen Elizabeth” by Sir John Hayward (1564-27 June 1627), found via public domain through National Archives.

The last sickness of Queen Mary was long and hard, her body was tired, “and almost wasted, with the violence of her disease; her mind anguished with thoughts, no less strange for variety, then strong for the great importance they drew, whereof some (doubtless) were secret and singular.”

While Mary lay in pain, “under the heavy hand of death” many rumors had spread in England and abroad that she was dead. The reaction of the people at the time showed the importance of the safety of their Queen. Some were saddened by the loss of their Queen and others were happy for their own political views would now be allowed under the rule of her Protestant sister.

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Mary Tudor, Queen of England: 18 February 1516 – 17 November 1558

Source:

“The Days of Queen Mary; Or, the Annals of her Reign” -by George Stokes

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5 thoughts on “Queen Mary: Her Last Sickness

  1. A family member had the kind of benign tumors which overtook Queen Mary at exactly the same age. Today we can remove them, two were the size of grapefruit and one lemon sized sat directly on top of the Uterus. Total wt. was 9 lbs between the three and her discomfort was obvious. My 23rd gggrandfather maternally was Rhys ap Tudor of Wales and Robert Dudley 1533 cousins share the same DNA 61/67 markers between cousins fyi.

  2. I am enchanted by all the history and personal stories regarding the royals. I hope to continue reading about the lifestyles of ancient European nobility in the future. Thank you so much for making learning very enjoyable.

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