Mary Tudor / Edition 1

Mary Tudor / Edition 1

by Judith M. Richards
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415327210

ISBN-13: 9780415327213

Pub. Date: 10/24/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Mary Tudor is often written off as a hopeless, twisted queen who tried desperately to pull England back to the Catholic Church that was so dear to her mother, and sent many to burn at the stake in the process. In this radical re-evaluation of the first 'real' English queen regnant, Judith M. Richards challenges her reputation as 'Bloody Mary' of popular historical

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Overview

Mary Tudor is often written off as a hopeless, twisted queen who tried desperately to pull England back to the Catholic Church that was so dear to her mother, and sent many to burn at the stake in the process. In this radical re-evaluation of the first 'real' English queen regnant, Judith M. Richards challenges her reputation as 'Bloody Mary' of popular historical infamy, contending that she was closer to the more innovative, humanist side of the Catholic Church.

Richards argues persuasively that Mary, neither boring nor basically bloody, was a much more hard-working, 'hands on', and decisive queen than is commonly recognized. Had she not died in her early forties and failed to establish a Catholic succession, the course of history could have been very different, England might have remained Catholic and Mary herself may even have been treated more kindly by history.

This illustrated and accessible biography is essential reading for all those with an interest in one of England's most misrepresented monarchs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415327213
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/24/2008
Series:
Routledge Historical Biographies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
973,042
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. List of Plates. Genealogical Charts. A Note on Spelling. Abbreviations. Introduction: The Reputation of Mary Tudor 1. Establishing the Tudor Regime 2. The Early Years of Mary Tudor 3. The Education of a Princess: Learning Life and Politics 4. The Restoration of Lady Mary 5. Mary in the Reign of Edward VI, 1547–1553 6. Edward and Mary: The Final Struggles 7. Establishing England’s First Female Monarch 8. Problems for a Marrying Queen Regnant 9. The Prosperous Year of Philip and Mary, July 1554–August 1555? 10. Religious Trials and Other Tribulations 11. The Road to War and the Loss of Calais 12. The End of the Regime of Mary Tudor. End Notes. Further Reading

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