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Mary I of England

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For the queen of the same name, please see Mary I of Scotland.

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Mary I (February 18, 1516 – November 17, 1558) was the daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon. She was queen of England from 1553 until her death. Mary was a very strong Roman Catholic, and her executing of several hundred Protestants earned her the nickname "Bloody Mary".

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  • "When I am dead and opened, you shall find Calais lying in my heart."[1]
Simple: When I am dead and opened up, you shall find Calais lying in my heart.
About the quote: Said during her last illness in 1558, referring to England's loss of Calais.


  1. "Mary, I (Mary Tudor)" The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Ed. Elizabeth Knowles. Oxford University Press, 2004. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. Accessed on 20 November 2008

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