Born in 1516 Mary Tudor was the first regnant Queen of England. She reigned from 1553 until her death in 1558. The only child of Henry VIII and Catherine of
Aragon to survive into adulthood she was born at the Palace of Placentia in Greenwich. Baptized a Catholic at birth she strived to return England to the Catholic Church, persecuting hundreds of Protestants and earning herself the moniker ‘Bloody Mary’. She died at St. James Palace on 17 November 1558.