Queen Mary I marries Philip of Spain, son of the Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V, at Winchester. This marriage is highly unpopular with
many of her subjects, who would have preferred her to marry 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. "Queen Mary I marries Philip of Spain". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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