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Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/8-1543)

Princess Mary, later Queen (1516-1558) c.1536

RCIN 912220

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Mary Tudor (1516–58) was marginalised after her parents’ divorce. Although unpopular with Anne Boleyn, she was welcomed back to court by Jane Seymour and became particularly close to her father’s last wife, Katherine Parr. On Henry’s death, she supported the accession of her brother, but became a vocal opponent of Edward VI’s advisers when they instituted religious reform. Mary inherited the throne in 1553 after overthrowing her rival, Lady Jane Grey.