22 June 1536 – The Submission of the Lady Mary

| June 22, 2013

22 June 1536 – The Submission of the Lady Mary

On 22nd June 1536,1 following a threatening visit from members of her father’s council and the arrest of one of her household, Henry VIII’s eldest daughter, Mary, finally submitted to her father, Henry VIII, accepting him as Supreme Head of the Church in England and accepting the invalidity of her parents’ marriage: “Moste humbly prostrete […]

15 June 1536 – Henry VIII’s Council Threaten Mary

| June 15, 2013

15 June 1536 – Henry VIII’s Council Threaten Mary

On 15 June 1536 Henry VIII’s daughter, Mary, received a visit at her home of Hunsdon from members of her father’s council. This visit followed Parliament’s passing of the Second Act of Succession, which made both Mary and her half-sister Elizabeth illegitimate and removed them from the succession, and Mary’s efforts to reconcile with her […]

15 June 1536 – Henry VIII’s Council Bullies Mary

| June 15, 2012

15 June 1536 – Henry VIII’s Council Bullies Mary

On 15th June 1536, Henry VIII sent members of his council, led by Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, to visit his daughter, the Lady Mary, and bully her into accepting her father as supreme head of the Church in England and acknowledging that she was not the legitimate heir to the throne. Eustace Chapuys, […]