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Mary and Philip: The Marriage of Tudor England and Habsburg Spain

Alexander Samson


The co-monarchy of Mary I and Philip II put England at the heart of early modern Europe. This positive reassessment of their joint reign counters a series of parochial, misogynist and anti-Catholic assumptions, correcting the many myths that have grown up around the marriage and explaining the reasons for its persistent marginalisation in the historiography of Tudor England. Using new archival discoveries and original sources it argues for Mary as a great Catholic queen, while fleshing out Philip’s important contributions as king of England. It demonstrates the success and many positive achiev ... More

Keywords: Mary I, Philip II, Tudor, Habsburg, early modern England, early modern Spain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781526142238
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7765/9781526142245


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexander Samson, author
University College London