THE FIRST QUEEN OF ENGLAND
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Who was the first Queen of England?
The first Queen of England was
Mary I. Mary I was the oldest daughter of Henry VIII and, at the time she took
the throne, she was the only surviving child of Catherine of Aragon. Mary I took
the throne after her half-brother and throne predecessor, Edward IV, died at the
young age of 16 from a lung tumor.
Mary I ruled both Ireland and England from July 19,
1553 until her death in November 1558. Of all of her achievements and
accomplishments while on the throne, Mary I is mostly known for reverting
England back to their Roman Catholicism roots although her successor and
half-sister, Elizabeth I did not carry that tradition when she took the throne
after Mary I.
Part of the reason that Mary I is so well-known for
restoring Roman Catholicism to the English people is due to the Marian
Persecutions. These executions were mandated by Mary I, and those who had
different religious beliefs, mainly Protestant, were burned at the stake by Mary
I. This gave her the title of “Bloody Mary.”