The Reign of Mary Tudor

The Reign of Mary Tudor

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The memory of no English sovereign has been so execrated as that of Mary Tudor. For generations after her death her name, with its horrid epithet clinging round it like the shirt of Nessus, was a bugbear in thousands of Protestant homes. It is true that nearly 300 persons were burnt at the stake in her short reign. But she herself was more inclined to mercy than almost any of her predecessors on the throne. Stubbs speaks of her father's "holocausts" of victims. The persecution of Papists under Edward was not less rigorous than that of Protestants under Mary. When her record is compared with that of Philip of Spain, with his Council of Blood in the Netherlands, or of Charles IX. in France, she appears as an apostle of toleration. Why, then, has her memory been covered through centuries with scorn and obloquy?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 9.91mm | 317.51g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508538905
  • 9781508538905

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