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On this day, July 7, 1553 Mary I was told by her goldsmith Robert Reyns, that her brother died, the day prior to her arrival at Euston Hall.

Mary Tudor Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII. Detail of Mary from a manuscript depicting Mary and her first husband, the aged Louis XII of France. Mary (1496-1533) married Louis in October 1514; the marriage was brief as Louis died the following January

Effigy of Queen Mary I. Mary Tudor was the fifth child of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon but the only one who survived infancy. She died at St James's Palace in 1558 at he age of 42 and had reigned for little over five years.

Queen Mary I of England and her husband Phillip II of Spain by the English School. The marriage took place 2 days after their meeting, on 25 July, the day of St. James, patron saint of Spain. After the wedding, they were proclaimed: "Felipe and Mary, by the grace of God, King and Queen of England, France and Naples, Jerusalem and Ireland, defenders of the faith, Princes of Spain and Sicily, Archdukes of Austria, Dukes of Milan, Burgundy and Brabant, Counts of Habsburg, Flanders and the…