Queen Mary I of England signs a marriage treaty with Philip II of
Spain, against the advice of many of her courtiers, who would have
preferred her to make a match with an English nobleman such as the
Earl of Courtenay. Since Mary was, apart from the controversial and
unsuccessful twelfth-century Matilda, the first Queen regnant,
there was unsurprisingly anxiety in England at the prospect of a
foreign King of England.
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Editors. "A marriage treaty is signed between Mary I and Philip of Spain". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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