The Spiritual Inheritance of Mary I
How Isabel of Castile and Katherine of Aragon shaped England’s First Crowned Queen Regnant
This session will focus on the Catholicism of Mary I as it was mediated to her through her mother, Katherine of Aragon, and grandmother, Isabel of Castile, through its connection to Spanishness (which explains why she was so keen to marry Philip at Winchester), and how it has shaped her reputation to date.
Her focus on burning heretics meant reviving an ancient law, but it came directly from the same sort of rhetoric that inspired Isabel of Castile to pursue heretics, and was transmitted to her through the education her mother gave her. It matters today because the choices she made and religious position she came to hold had far reaching consequences for the direction of British history.
Chair: Sarah Meyrick
Students and under-18s are eligible for half price tickets. Select the student option when booking.
1.30pm Sunday 26 February 2023