Film: Mary I and Tudor Royal Authority

Development of Tudor Royal Authority film series

By Dr Anna Whitelock, Royal Holloway, University of London, published 28th April 2020

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In this film Dr Anna Whitelock from Royal Holloway, University of London, discusses the life of Mary I, the first crowned Queen of England. Dr Whitelock looks at Mary's difficult early life, her submission to Henry VIII and the rise of a warrior princess. Dr Whitelock explores Mary as a courageous political pioneer, her religious beliefs and policies, negative critiques of her and her rule, Phillip as king and a challenge to historians.

Development of Tudor Royal Authority – film series

This film is part of a series looking at interpretations of the development of Tudor royal authority, and how historians interpret the role and significance of various following factors in its development including personality, religion, domestic policies and foreign relations.

  1. Tudor Royal Authority - Overview
  2. Henry VII
  3. Henry VIII (coming soon)
  4. Edward VI
  5. Mary I
  6. Elizabeth I
  7. Discussion: Personality and Tudor Royal Authority
  8. Discussion: The significance of advisers
  9. Discussion: Religion
  10. Discussion: Foreign Relations
  11. Discussion: Domestic Politics

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