On 25th July 1554, the 38 year-old Queen Mary I married twenty-seven year-old Philip II of Spain, son of Charles V, Holy Emperor, at Winchester Cathedral. The ceremony was performed by Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester & Mary’s Lord Chancellor. Mary I was married to Philip until her death on 17 November 1558. She died childless & her half-sister Elizabeth became Queen. Philip did consider marrying Elizabeth but the plan came to nothing & he married 14 year-old Elisabeth of Valois in 1559.