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Mary I

Mary I

by John Edwards


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The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers - now in paperback

The elder daughter of Henry VIII, Mary I (1553-58) became England's ruler on the unexpected death of her brother Edward VI. Her short reign is one of the great potential turning points in the country's history. As a convinced Catholic and the wife of Philip II, king of Spain and the most powerful of all European monarchs, Mary could have completely changed her country's orbit, making it a province of the Habsburg Empire and obedient again to Rome.

These extraordinary possibilities are fully dramatized in John Edward's superb short biography. The real Mary I has almost disappeared under the great mass of Protestant propaganda that buried her reputation during her younger sister, Elizabeth I's reign. But what if she had succeeded?

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ISBN-13: 9780141988689
Publisher: Penguin UK
Publication date: 02/01/2019
Series: Penguin Monarchs
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 7.25(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

John Edwards is Modern Languages Faculty Research Fellow in Spanish at the University of Oxford. His books include The Spanish Inquisition, Ferdinand and Isabella and Mary I: England's Catholic Queen. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and Correspondiente de la Real Academia de la Historia (Madrid).

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