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Bloody Mary: The Life of Mary Tudor by Carolly Erickson

Bloody Mary: The Life of Mary Tudor by Carolly Erickson

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Mary Tudor has no monument in England. Her death was a national holiday for 200 years. But, in this biography, Carolly Erickson tells of how she survived an agonizing adolescence and how after winning the throne, she met her challenges with courage.

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Mary I was the first queen to rule England (1553-58) in her own right. She was known as Bloody Mary for her persecution of Protestants in a vain attempt to restore Roman Catholicism in England. The daughter of King Henry VIII and the Spanish princess Catherine of Aragon, Mary as a child was a pawn in England's bitter rivalry with more powerful nations, and was later regularly offered for marriage to potential allics. Mary's life was radically altered by her father's marriage to Anne Boleyn. Henry had planned for some time to divorce Catherine in order to marry Anne Boleyn, claiming that, since Catherine had been his deceased brother's wife, her union with Henry was incestuous. As the Pope refused to recognise Henry's right to divorce Catherine, Henry broke with Rome and established the Church of England. Anne Boleyn, the new queen, bore the King a daughter, Elizabeth (the future queen), forbade Mary access to her parents, stripped her of her title of princess, and forced her to act as lady-in-waiting to the infant Elizabeth. Mary never saw her mother again. Even after Henry remarried, Mary was not able to free herself of the epithet of bastard, and her movements were severely restricted. Mary went on to win the throne when the odds were overwhelmingly against her. With her unique blend of scholarship and literary distinction, Carolly Erickson brings Mary Tudor to life in one of her most masterly and compelling books.

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SKU GOR001942158
Title Bloody Mary: The Life of Mary Tudor
Author By (author) Carolly Erickson
Contributor N/A
Condition GOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Pavilion Books
Year Published 2001
Page Number 528
ISBN 1861054726
ISBN13 9781861054722
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
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Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.

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