Phillip II of Spain is connected to the Tudors in two important ways: (1) He married Mary Tudor, the older sister of Elizabeth I, who is known to history as Bloody Mary. They had no children. Some sources indicate that after Mary died, Phillip had his eye on marrying Elizabeth, but she wouldn't go for it. No wonder -- he wasn't exactly a loving husband to Mary. Then, (2) years later, Phillip sent the Armada to invade England and kick Elizabeth off the throne because she was a heretic (i.e…
In 1554, Mary married Philip of Spain, becoming queen consort of Habsburg Spain on his accession in 1556.He had no amorous feelings toward Mary and sought the marriage for its political and strategic gains;Emperor Charles V ceded the crown of Naples, as well as his claim to the Kingdom of Jerusalem, to Philip. Therefore, Mary became Queen of Naples and titular Queen of Jerusalem upon marriage.[
Mary I was the eldest daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. She succeeded Jane Grey in 1533, when she disputed Jane's right to the throne. She reigned until her death in 1558. As queen she married Philip of Spain in 1554 and in 1556 she became queen consort of Spain when he acceded to the throne as Philip II. Philip was also King of England and Ireland while she was queen.
At 37 years old, Mary I of England was finally going to get married. She couldn't wait but her betrothed, Prince Philip of Spain, wasn't as enthusiastic about the match. His reasons for the marriage were entirely political. On 19th July, Philip set foot on English soil. He was greeted by a salute of cannon fire, a present from Mary. He was also informed that his father, the emperor Charles V, had elevated him to the same rank as his wife by ceding him the kingdoms of Naples and Jerusalem.