Mary Tudor's life was doomed to be a painful one. Her mother, Catherine of Aragon, failed at the most important duty of a Queen: producing healthy sons to insure the continuance of the Tudor dynasty. It mattered not that Mary was a bright, happy and healthy child. The deadly conflict of the White and Red Roses was too close for a Tudor King to trust the future of his family to a girl child.
So when a black eyed witch danced into her father's view, Catherine's days as Queen were numbered. She fought like a lioness for herself and her daughter's positions and rights but the day the concubine gave birth to a healthy baby boy, it was all over. Nothing either Catherine or Mary could say could save them.
Catherine had been exiled to Kimbolton Castle while Mary had been made to serve as a member of her half-brother's household. And watch as the witch gave Henry more sons.
The Most Happy