Mary I – Bloody Mary (British Monarchy Documentary) | Timeline

hay midgets! How you feel to day? [narrator]- On a summer’s day in 1553 after ten days of traveling, a magnificent procession reached the capitol. At it’s head was Mary Tudor, the eldest daughter of King Henry the Vlll. She had come to claim her inheritance. The crown of England. [David]- Mary entered the city of London in triumph on the third of august 1553. The buildings of the city that Mary knew have disappeared almost completely. But it’s boundaries are the same of the modern city of London’s financial district you see behind me. Mary entered from the east. At Aldgate and she rode through streets hung with precious tapestries to the Tower of London The people wept tears of joy and Mary quoted ecstatically from the bible ‘If God be with us, who can be against us?’ [Narrator] This day was Mary’s victory over all those who had opposed her. But the joyful scenes were not to last. Mary was a queen driven by conscience and by faith. She would send hundreds of her subjects to burn at the stake for what she believed was right. A vision of England restored to it’s traditional Catholic faith. Mary was born on the eighteenth of February 1516. A Greenwich palace beside the River Thames. She was given a splendid christening and the bells rand for joy. [David]- The Princess Mary was an extraordinarily important child. Her parents Henry the VIII and Catherine of Aragon had already been married for seven years when she was born and they’d had several children. but all the other children were either stillborn or they died shortly after birth. Mary was the first child to survive. This meant that she was heir to the crown of England. There was only one drawback, Mary was a girl and a woman had never ruled England as Queen. Mary’s destiny was clear. She was a royal princess who will become a royal bride and only reign as her husband’s wife. The search for the right husband started earlier *Sign of the Cross Amen When Mary was only two she was betrothed to the Dauphin, the heir to the throne of France in a ceremony which mimicked all the features of a royal wedding. This was just the first of many engagements Over the next ten years the promise of Mary’s hand in marriage was repeatedly used for treaties with other countries. As daughter of King Henry and heir to the throne, Mary was an attractive proposition But her mother’s family was even grander Catherine of Aragon was descendant of the great Spanish royal family whose empire now stretched across Western Europe and even to the new world of America. Catherine made sure that Mary did not forget the Spanish roots Mary spoke Spanish as well as English and proudly identified herself with her Spanish family. After her father the King, Mary was treated as the most important person in England. She liked music, dancing, and games Henry referred to her as his pearl in the world. Catherine too was devoted to Mary who was fiercely ambitious for her daughter. She made sure that Marys education would fit her for her destiney. How ever great it might be. David: this letter was written by Cathrine to Mary when she was age 8 or nine.

100 thoughts on “Mary I – Bloody Mary (British Monarchy Documentary) | Timeline

  • I love history of all kind and this docomentary was very interesting indeed. Boy how times have changed since way back then.

  • Narcissism born of a life of privilege and coupled with the delusional thinking patterns of indoctrinated religion does truly a mad mind make.

  • Mary's cousin, Charles V has that very serious 'Hapsburg' Jaw thing going on….This is what happens when cousins marry!

  • Mr Starky’s commentary is extremely biased. Elizabeth was equally murderous and had a high body count, with no value for her subjects, the people. I love history but I hate when people glorify these monarchs who had no time for the common citizen.

  • I. Believe it was Charles Dickens who described Henry Vlll as a spot off blood and grease,on the pages off British history, I think that’s about right don’t you.

  • "A simple slab of black marble and the name of perpetual infamy: Bloody Mary"

    Most metal conclusion to a documentary EVER!

  • Absolutely love these old documentaries involving the monarchy. Can't say they grabbed my attention much in school (many moons ago), though they certainly do today. The lifestyles, the treachery, another world ago.

  • Cromwell was beheaded by orders of Henry VIII (about 4 years after he had Anne Boleyn beheaded). Cromwell was NOT burned at the stake by Queen Mary. Thomas Cranmer was burnt at the stake by Queen Mary. This is SUCH SLOPPY work. BTW: Queen Mary sent Jane Grey, who young King Edward wanted to be queen, to the tower and later had her beheaded. Get your facts straight before you make a documentary!!!

  • Since i have been aware of the trans agenda it is becoming more obvious that it has been going on for centuries the mary in your thumbnail is a fella. .

  • I just can’t believe that the English are such inbred fools, that they think it’s cool to still have a Royal family. These idiots give these inbred old world hillbillies their gold and riches to this day. Don’t ever criticize the United States limeys, you incestuous rats.

  • I mary hrm…if you can help hrm Dianna still stuck in the states south ca…spread to the court of London……please I cursty…. You met me as a young child. Stay is also involved not the one in childhood pictures Dale of Canada or Iceland is the one masquerading as charles that's why so many Canada polo players …see Canada Kate and William of their fake allegiances Dianna.

  • I don’t understand how they could betroth her repeatedly since the age of two. If the betrothal is a bargaining chip, wouldn’t it be useless the second time? Or were the early betrothals symbolic? Anyone out there know?

  • I like to know why Elizabeth was not A legitimate heir born to a Queen. Was her brother Edward also a baster not Legit and they also.

  • The queen was out of order how can you keep your cousin hostage. Not one of Mary's kids didn't rescue her which was strange.

  • I just finished watching The Tudors and I felt terrible for Mary. After watching this, I feel even worse for the poor girl. She was a victim of her time 🙁

  • So we're just going to completely skip past the part where dude says the king's death was predicted by a horoscope? Hello?

  • This narrator/host is so annoying to me. Bobbing his head at every syllable like a honing pigeon; they should’ve just cut out clips with him and kept it solely to voiceover narration.

  • Its no wonder she had an 'out for blood' attitude. Her brothers Protestant Church movement was a bit overly aggressive and a little too soon

  • No No .. Queen Mary, aka Bloody Mary, wasn't being cruel, vindictive.. not acting like a Nero.. Burning people at the stake for not accepting Catholicism, wanting to be Protestant.. No.. It's just a a slap on the wrist punishment.. Queen Mary was sweet, kind, loving of her country's people like her own children, as she acclaimed to say .. lol

    Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely

    It is any wonder why Monarchs, the Monarchy, along with Emperors – ie; Absolute Total Power Rule is no less horrific, deadly and evil as Socialism-Marxism-Communism-Fascism

  • For some reason the captions were on when I started the video, and at 0:00 it read "hay midgets!"


    …also, she was more like Toasty Mary, really.

  • If ever a father screwed up a child–so is the case here. It seems to me, Mary was acting out of bitterness toward her father, and vengance for her mother.

  • There is no evidence that Anne Bolyin mistreated Mary. She tried to befriend her, but it was Mary's stuburn aditude that prevented a friendship but also Anne didn't bore a live son

  • In many ways Mary I's life was a tragedy of epic proportions. Through so much of her life she comes across has the put upon heroine / victim. Someone who suffered for no good reason and was often very courageous. She also showed real ability on so many occasions like when she finally took the throne. Sadly her reign destroyed the image of the Heroine. Her upbringing and suffering had reinforced certain characteristics in her which were a detriment to her and her nation. And the burning of nearly 300 people for the "crime" of beliefs different from hers have deservedly clouded her reputation.I do feel sorry for her, but I feel much more sorry for her victims.

  • Funny how God, who stands for love and forgiveness, causes so much death and pain. Mankind doesn't understand faith and grace.

  • This gentleman sounds like he's beating the letters and words to their death. It's like he's spitting the words, not saying them. No offense but it's pretty annoying to listen.

  • I feel sorry for Mary because of the baby thing. I, also, I'm wanting to get pregnant and have a child. I know how painful the biological time clock can be, and I can't imagine the pain a queen would have and the embarrassment of her situation.

  • Rhyme I was taught to remember what happened to king Henry VIII wives..Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived!

  • This documentary claims no blood was shed for Mary to have her crown. What about Lady Jane Grey, or her husband and father? Sloppy.

  • Anyone else remember when you where a kid .. if you say bloody Mary three times in a mirror a hand would come out and get you…

  • The painting of Mary they are using as a thumb nail. Looks like a man she isn't pretty at all. Her sister is better looking

  • I have honestly nothing against the narrator, David Starkey (?), I just don't like his voice ! Regrettably, he now often narrates many British documentaries, but I still cannot get used to him. There used to be someone else with a much nicer, deeper and calming speaking voice who often did documentaries, but I can't remember his name. This one's voice grates in the ears while one could listen to his predecessor for hours and never get tired of listening – there is absolutely no comparison between the two.

  • How many times was Mary betrothed, then ? I mean, a betrothal is also a binding contract until revoked by at least one of the couple, but for her to be "repeatedly" engaged was surely even unusual for the era and her status. It must have shown to the world that her father Henry was not to be relied on to keep his side of a contract, if he had indeed cancelled the engagement himself, which I suspect. For everybody in Henry's life was a pawn in this eyes, especially his children and wives. What a "doting" father Henry was ? As soon as it suited him he disavowed this eldest child, reducing her from Princess of Wales to her stepsister's Lady in Waiting and from the succession, declaring her born out of wedlock – which was utter rubbish, regardless how one sees it. This shows us how expendable even his closest family was if he had a mind to it, even being prepared to kill them if it was expedient in his view, so what kind of a person does that make him ? Obviously an extremely self-centered, cold blooded and murderous tyrant who would stop at absolutely nothing to get what he wanted, even murder. When one really thinks about it, one could honestly say that Henry VIII was in fact a demon in human form.

  • Many people do not realise that Henry was head of the Catholic Church of England, it was not yet the reformed Protestant religion that his son Edward wanted to introduce to England. Henry basically kept the Catholic religion without some of its traditions, but most importantly, disavowed the Pope as being merely the Bishop of Rome with no power over English prelates. Mary obviously wanted a full restitution of the Roman Catholic Church in England with the Pope as its head. When she became Queen, most Englishmen and women were still Roman Catholic, at least secretly, so she was very popular to start with. This changed when she married Philipp II, King of Spain, also a dedicated and even fanatical Roman Catholic, as she herself was. The horrific persecution and execution of hundreds of Protestant reformers, including the burning at the stake of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, changed many minds but nevertheless, nearly half of the population were still Roman Catholic when Mary died and Elizabeth took the throne. This was to prove to be a major problem for Elizabeth during her whole reign.

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