Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Question from Elizabeth - Relationship of Henry VIII and his daughter Mary

I was wondering what kind of relationship Henry VIII had with his daughter Mary after Jane Seymour brought her back to court. Any info on this would be appeciated.

Elizabeth Swanson
11 grade


PlusHeureuse said...

The two of them were both very strong minded and they were always slightly distrusting of one another. However, she was given by Henry a ring showing her, himself and Jane to show how far their relationship had come. She remained at court after jane's death, having been principal mourner for her, and, until he remarried, was a central figure and the chief female at court.

Hope this helps. Good source of info on Mary 1 is Carolly Erickson's biography of her.

Anonymous said...

I think Mary was always a little afraid of Henry, but he was fond of her (as a child, he had called her his 'pearl'). It's also possible that as his firstborn she had a special place in his heart. She was a friend of Catherine Parr, which would have helped her relationship with Henry.