Comments by those who knew Mary


"As godly a child as I have seen ...and as like to live."

Sir Ralph Sadler, English Ambassador



"She is both of great wisdom for her years, modesty, and also of great judgement in the wise handling of herself and her matters."

Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, English Ambassador to France



"In all these broils (arguments) I assure you I never saw her merrier, never dismayed."

Thomas Randolph, English Ambassador



"She is a goodly personage, hath withall an alluring grace, a prety Scottische accente, and a searching wit, clouded with myldness."

Nicholas White




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