Editors. "A marriage treaty is signed between Mary I and Philip of Spain". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=14864, accessed 02 August 2015.]
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.
Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.