|Dual portrait of Catholic monarchs Queen Mary I of England and her husband, Spanish monarch King Philip II of Spain. Portrait acquired through Wikimedia commons Image public domain.|
On this day in 1555, during the reign of Queen Mary I, Parliament re-established England as a Catholic nation subservient to Rome. England would remain a Catholic state until Mary's death in 1558,when the Protestant Elizabeth Tudor came to the throne.
Also on this day: In 1541, Queen Katherine Howard was examined regarding claims of her alleged infidelity.
|Tamzin Merchant as Katherine Howard in the series The Tudors. Photo credit Showtime/BBC America.|