She enjoyed playing music and played both the lute and
the virginals like a pro at an early age.
After her father annulled his marriage to her mother
in 1533 it had a heavy hearted affect on his daughter.
The child that was loved and adored by both of her parents
wound up in hostile arguments with her father.
Henry became a hard hearted man towards the daughter he
was supposed to love and she felt she had to be her mother's champion and stand up for her mothers rights.
Katherine always made it clear to everyone that she felt that she
was the real wife of King Henry VIII and that she would not do anything to endanger her daughter's and rightful place on the
Katherine stood her ground Henry had her removed from court in 1531 and
was kept as close eye on in one unhealthy house after another. Mary did not lay eyes on her mother after that.
In 1533 her father secret married Anne Boleyn and they
soon expected a child.
When her half sister Elizabeth was born on September 7th
1533, Mary was proclaimed a bastard and not eligable to inherit the crown.
The favour was then passed on to her younger sister.
Mary's pride was humilitated even further when she was
forced to be a lady in waiting to Elizabeth.
THE RELATIONSHIP OF MARY & ANNE BOLEYN
Anne mistreated Mary and lowered her self esteem by uttering
nasty threats at her and even tried to have her own father sentence her to death.
Even though Anne continually directed ill treatment towards
Mary and tried to have her married off to a commoner Mary refused to retaliate or look upon Anne as the Queen of England.
After the deaths of both her mother and her stepmother
, Jane Seymour her father's third wife urged him to welcome her back to court and be reunited with her.
Henry being the bull headed man he was refused to be reunite
with his eldest daughter unless she signed a document stating that her parent's marriage was incestious and sinful.
Mary reluctantly signed the papers ,but never forgave
herself for betraying her mother's memory and beliefs.
At Christmas time of that year she was welcomed
back to court and was reinstated as princess.
When Jane died after the birth of Edward, Mary was
the lady of the land until her father married Anne of Cleves.
That marriage was soon annulled and then she witnessed
the marriage between her father and Katherine Howards who she had little in common with, however she did get on swimmingly
well with Katherine Parr whom remained a close friend to her even after her father's passing.
AILEMENTS AND HEALTH ISSUES OF MARY TUDOR
Mary suffered pain from toothaches, palputations, depression and hypochondria.
Every Autumn in her adult life she became sick with a variety of symptoms,
modern doctors of today would have diagnosed her as having seasonal allergies.
MARY'S PERSONALITY TRAITS
Mary was courageous, true and compassionate person and showed
constant loyalty to her principles and those she loved who in turn showed her the same adoration.
She was also a virtuous, kind truthful, affectionate, conscientious,
dignified and courteous woman.
She did however not understand another person's point of view and
was convinces she was always right. Like her mother she was proud stubborn defiant.