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Mary Tudor

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noun
  1. Mary I.
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Mary I

noun
  1. Bloody Mary, 1516–58, queen of England 1553–58 (wife of Philip II of Spain; daughter of Henry VIII).
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Also called Mary Tudor.

Tudor

[too-der, tyoo-]
noun
  1. Antony,1909–87, English choreographer and dancer.
  2. David (Eugene),1926–1996, U.S. pianist and composer.
  3. Mary. Mary I.
  4. a member of the royal family that ruled in England from 1485 to 1603.
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adjective
  1. pertaining or belonging to the English royal house of Tudor.
  2. of, relating to, or characteristic of the periods of the reigns of the Tudor sovereigns: Tudor architecture.
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Related formspre-Tu·dor, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mary tudor

Mary I

noun
  1. family name Tudor, known as Bloody Mary. 1516–58, queen of England (1553–58). The daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, she married Philip II of Spain in 1554. She restored Roman Catholicism to England and about 300 Protestants were burnt at the stake as heretics
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Tudor

noun
  1. an English royal house descended from a Welsh squire, Owen Tudor (died 1461), and ruling from 1485 to 1603. Monarchs of the Tudor line were Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I
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adjective
  1. denoting a style of architecture of the late perpendicular period and characterized by half-timbered houses
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Word Origin and History for mary tudor

Tudor

1779, from Welsh surname Tewdwr, used of the line of English sovereigns from Henry VII to Elizabeth I, descended from Owen Tudor, who married Catherine, widowed queen of Henry V. Applied from 1815 to a style of architecture prevalent during these reigns. The name is the Welsh form of Theodore.

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