Images of Mary Tudor

Mary Tudor was the only child of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. "Bloody Mary" is to me a complex figure who is much derided by some historians and in pop culture--though revisionism is in the wind.
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Mary in her youth was famed for a beautiful complexion and petite figure

Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII, queen of England wife of Philip II spain

This portrait hints at the more positive side of Mary: her generosity to friends, her courage and honesty

La Peregrina Pearl: The Dutch painter Hans Eworth painted this portrait of the Queen Mary Tudor wearing the La Peregrina. a year after her coronation. Over the succeeding generations Spanish queens including Margarite and Isabel wore the pearl

A portrait done when Mary was queen of England. She loved clothes and jewels, though the Spaniards thought she "dressed badly."

Portrait of Mary Tudor of England, by Hans Eworth, 1554 - French Hood Images.

This portrait of the princess, painted in the mid-20s, shows she had the same coloring as her father and sister

Mary Tudor, Mary I of England, portrait miniature attributed to Lucas Horenbout, c. at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Perhaps the earliest surviving English portrait miniature.

Mary with her husband, Phillip of Spain. Her devotion to him was not matched.

Queen Mary I of England and her husband, King Philip II of Spain by Hans Eworth - original is in the Bedford Collection, Woburn Abbey, England - interior scene of the royal couple with Mary seated beneath a coat of arms and Philip standing beside her.

This elegant but rather sinister Mary is not from an official portrait but illustrates a website entry

This elegant but rather sinister Mary is not from an official portrait but illustrates a website entry

In "Elizabeth R," Mary is angry, suspicious, needy, fanatical and pathetic

Glenda Jackson as Princess Elizabeth, and Daphne Slater as her half sister Queen Mary I. 1971 BBC drama series Elizabeth R.

The Queen Mary in "Elizabeth," starring Cate Blanchette, was the most unattractive of all: snarling and hideous.

The Queen Mary in "Elizabeth," starring Cate Blanchette, was the most unattractive of all: snarling and hideous.

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