You are Mary Tudor, the first offspring of the great Henry the VIII, and his first wife, Catherine. Although you may be bartered in marriage, your birth doesn't satisfy your father's wishes, thus, he will always search for a male heir.
Your birth causes great joy for a short period of time, until your father's anxiety grows endless. He needs a male son to take over the throne. Henry declares his marriage with your mother illegitimate, and you become illegitimate as well. As the head of the church, and king of England, your father is a very powerful man. He goes on to marry more women and produce more offspring. You are his first child, however, and for that you have great expectations. Therefore, you have a lot of choices to make.
(either: "[[At a young age, your father betroths you to the French King, Francis.->Mary gets married]]", "[[At a young age. your father betroths you the French King, Francis, but plans change and the engagement is cancelled.-> Mary doesn't get married]]")
Once married, you are considered the Queen of France, and are expected to be a face of France as well. But your mother and father are back in England, and it becomes hard to worry about both France and your parents. Especially because your mother, Catherine, is being mistreated by your father, the king of England. He wishes for their marriage to end, and wants to marry Anne Boleyn instead. Luckily, Francis is oblivious to your uneasiness and you can decide yourself.
[[Since you're a queen now, you decide to focus on your obligations and cut your ties with England.->Hello France]]
[[A full-time queen is a very hard duty, you decide to spend your time writing letters to your parents and spying on the England throne. If your father cannot have a male son the throne may be yours! ->Queen of France, spectator of England]]
You once thought you were your father's treasured daughter, but when he declares his marriage with your mother illegitimate, and you illegitimate, your thoughts change. You once also loved your father, but when he made you a servant to your half-sister, Elizabeth, you changed your mind. Not to mention, he declared himself the head of the church, and the Catholic Church was no more. As his first heir, you made it your goal to become queen and to not only restore the church, but your mother's name.
A few years passed, and your motivation only grew stronger. Your father passed away and the child from his third wife (Jane Seymour) inherited the throne. But when Edward faced a young death, the job becomes open again. Your competition is Elizabeth, the daughter of Anne Boleyn and your father. She had Edward on her side, and many other Protestants. Your motivation is still strong, but do you think the battle for queen is worth it?
[[You think the Church MUST be Catholic. So, you gained much popularity in England and became the people's first queen. ->Catholic England]]
[[You're getting older, and assume Elizabeth will only return the church back to Protestant after you pass away. Your half-sister easily becomes the next queen because you didn't even try to win over England. ->Protestant Kingdom]]
You've made the decision to cut your ties to England, forgetting about the English throne. (And you are oblivious to your mother's problems, exile and sadness.) Living happily in France, you and your King are pondering whether you want to have a child.
[[After a long thought process, you and Francis decide his younger brother can take over the throne once Francis has passed. Therefore, your days are spent living in the present. ->Present Day]]
[[Francis does not want his brother, Charles to have the throne after him. Therefore, the two of you decide to try for a baby who can follow their father's footsteps to the throne. ->The perfect prince... for now]]
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While spying on England, you hear news of Anne Boleyn marrying your father and delivering a girl. (Bad for Henry the VIIIth, not a son that can take of the throne) You see this as an opportunity to create your own successor, since you might enter the throne. You and Francis decide to have a child, although he doesn't know that your eyes are on England.
[[You give birth to a boy and begin taking him to Catholic Church at a young age.->Catholic Savior]]
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Due to you and Francis's decision, your ovaries remain healthy because you suffer no miscarriages and never give birth. Both you and Francis live a long and happy life together. And even though you have plenty of time to visit England, you remain in France. You are not made aware of your father's death till days after the occurrence. But once the time has arrived for Francis to pass, you grieve greatly and often. His brother, Charles soon takes over the throne and you live a secluded life until your time has arrived.
[[You lived a happy, simple life. ->The End]]
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Because you and your husband's first born was a boy, you won't have to stress about delivering another child. Your time is spent with your husband and son, as well as with France. After a few years, your son begins his education like you, and leaves your home to take on a role as prince. With your husband busy, life can get lonely, and you desire another child. Your wishes are fulfilled and you give birth to a beautiful girl. And because she can't take over the throne, all her time is spent with you until she is betrothed.
[[You're content with your life thus far, and the rest of your time goes towards France until you pass away ->The End]]
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You lived a great life as a queen in France. Your parents were sad not to see you, and your mother suffered great tragedy while you were away. You also never inherited the England throne and the church remains Protestant. Additionally, both of your parents died without seeing your life in France. The End.
(if: $score > 20)[Your son becomes the king of France. Because you distanced yourself from England, he wasn't aware of your past. While making trades with England, he learns about you and wonders why you didn't share more information with him. This makes him upset for a short time. But he eventually gets over it and continues as king. He even has a daughter, and he names her Mary.]
As you watch your son grow up and enjoy the church, you and Francis decide to have another child, a girl. You wait to send her off for marriage, instead you give her an education, and a strong relationship with god. (the Church) And slowly, you are sharing information about England with them. You even sneak a visit to England, where they meet their grandmother, Catherine. But during this time, your mother is suffering, and her title as queen is lost. Your father even beheaded Anne Boleyn and moved on to Jane Seymour.
[[Your son or daughter can eventually come to the throne.->Church is saved]]
You kept a close eye on England, you knew when to have a child, and you knew who Henry's other children were. So, when Jane Seymour's son, Edward, passed away, you were ready to take over the throne. Francis understood your passion to return the England Church to Catholic, and your marriage survived. The two of you also agreed to split the children. Your son would be a successor in France, and your daughter in England. With that said, you ruled with ease and didn't murder Protestants. The people of England respected you much more and your death was greatly grieved. Your daughter followed your reign, and kept the Church Catholic like you wanted. Overall, you had the perfect life because you lived happily all the way through, and didn't suffer the wrath of your father.
Your first act as queen is to change the church back to Catholic. Along with this, your mother's name was restored, and your parent's marriage is legitimate again. You plan to make many other changes in the future, but you're wondering if you should try and have a baby to ensure your changes will stay. But you're also worried having a child will hinder your health and ability to govern.
[[You decide to have a child, and quickly marry a Spanish prince. ->Throne Saver]]
[[You have so much left to do for England, having a baby at this time will only slow you down. You decide to hold off and try for one later. ->Now over Later]]
Mary Bloody Mary
Mary Bloody Mary, Twine Project Bibliography
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Editors, Biography.com. "Mary Tudor Biography." The Biography.com website. Accessed January 23, 2017. http://www.biography.com/people/mary-tudor-9401296.
Hanson, Marilee. "Queen Mary I: Facts, Information, Biography & Portraits" Accessed January 23, 2017
You give birth to a baby boy. You have a very fast recovery from the birth, and feel safe knowing that your half-sister won't have the throne after you. The Catholics of England are very happy. Furthermore, you undergo less stress, and very few Protestants are slain. The rest of your life is filled with joy, although you will always reminisce over your past and the tragedies you endured. You end up getting sick and passing away at age 60, much later than expected. As you die, you know you have made your mother proud, and you know your son will be a great King.
With England needing a lot of work, you hold back on delivering a baby, as your main mission is to convert everyone back to Catholicism. Little time passes, and you have already burned and beheaded countless Protestants. The people of England become restless and you lose followers. Since your popularity has become very low, you decide you need a child to ensure your work will remain. However, you have grown older, and you suffer many miscarriages. Going through these pregnancies causes you to stress and kill. But all your attempts end up being fruitless. The miscarriages have so strongly injured your ovaries, and you become very sick. You die at age 42; Elizabeth controls the throne following your death. All of your work along with the Catholic Church is destroyed. Even though you have no existing mark on England, you are known as Mary Bloody Mary for the wicked tortures you forced upon Protestants. And you are still commended for your diligence at obtaining the throne, no matter the outcome afterwards.
Because you don't fit in as a protestant in England, you live a lonely, secluded life. Meanwhile, Elizabeth preserves the work from your father and Edward. As a few years pass, Elizabeth's health is still perfect and you know the throne will remain in her hands. You will always wonder whether you made the right decision to not fight for the throne, and you die doubting yourself. Elizabeth lives on to rule for many more years and you are shortly forgotten about.