Mary I (1516-1558). A Conference in her 500th Anniversary Year

Date / time: 30 September - 1 October, 10:00 am - 7:30 pm

Mary I (1516-1558). A Conference in her 500th Anniversary Year

An international and interdisciplinary conference hosted by University College London and the National Maritime Museum

Dedicated to the memory of David M. Loades (1934-2016)

30 September – 1 October 2016

Institute of Advanced Studies, Common Ground, South Wing, Wilkins Building, UCL and Queen’s House, Greenwich

England’s first Queen regnant, Mary I, the daughter of King Henry VIII and Queen Catherine of Aragon, was born on 18 February 1516, at the former Greenwich Palace. Thanks to the new research which is still being carried out into her character, life and times, it seems right to hold a conference, on the anniversary of her Coronation, which took place in Westminster Abbey on 1 October 1553. The aim is to bring together as many as possible of the scholars who are doing new work on Queen Mary herself, on her joint reign with her husband, King Philip of Spain (1554-1558), and on England’s place in Europe and the rest of the world. As well as putting the record straight, all this seems extremely topical in 2016, when Britain’s links with the European continent are once again under examination.

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