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Title Amy Licence: When Philip met Mary: the Anglo-Spanish mésalliance of 1554
Date Sat 29 Apr
Event Lecture
Time 10:00am - 11:00am
Venue Old Sessions, OS.0.19 (Mabb Lovell court lecture room)
Contact artsandculture@canterbury.ac.uk or Tel: 01227 922994
Price Standard Adult - £10.00

By 1554, Mary I had endured decades of uncertainty, heartbreak and challenges to her faith. At thirty-eight, she was old for childbirth by contemporary standards, yet Mary clung to her dream of a son to inherit her title, and her restoration of England to the Catholicism of her mother. She chose her Hapsburg cousin, Philip, son of her former fiancé, Emperor Charles V. When the pair finally met, days before the wedding, what did each make of the other? How was the relationship between them established in these early days? What challenges to the traditional gender dynamic did their union pose?

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