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Bloody Mary : Tudor Terror, 1553 - 1558 - Phil Carradice

Bloody Mary

Tudor Terror, 1553 - 1558

Paperback Published: 1st August 2018
ISBN: 9781526728654
Number Of Pages: 128

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When Mary Tudor, eldest daughter of Henry VIII, succeeded to the throne of England in 1553 it was with wild rejoicing and a degree of popularity rarely seen on the accession of a British monarch. Yet at her death five years later she was almost universally reviled and hated by her people so much so that she was posthumously awarded the sobriquet Bloody Mary.

Mary's revenge on the church and on a religion she hated was swift and total. Noblemen like the Duke of Northumberland, would-be queens like Lady Jane Grey, churchmen like Thomas Cranmer and bishops Latimer and Ridley, Mary's fires or the executioner’s axe ended the lives of all of them.

During her brief reign she restored the Catholic faith to England and had over 280 Protestant martyrs burned at the stake. For a reign that looked so promising Mary's brief period in power brought the greatest officially sanctioned religious bloodletting the country had ever seen. And at the end, the stench of the execution fires and the grey smoke that settled like a pall across the country seemed to epitomise the reactionary forces that had assumed control.

About the Author

Phil Carradice is a poet, novelist and historian. He has written over fifty books, the most recent being The Call-up: A Study of Peacetime Conscription in Britain and Napoleon in Defeat and Captivity. He presents the BBC Wales history programme The Past Master and is a regular broadcaster on both TV and radio. A native of Pembroke Dock, he now lives in the Vale of Glamorgan but travels extensively in the course of his work. Educated at Cardiff University and at Cardiff College of Education, Phil is a former head teacher but now lives as a full-time writer and is regarded as one of Wales's best creative writing tutors. He writes extensively for several Pen & Sword military history series including Cold War 1945–1991 and A History of Terror.

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ISBN: 9781526728654
ISBN-10: 1526728656
Series: History of Terror
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st August 2018
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 185.0

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