Mary I (Penguin Monarchs)

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Mary I (Penguin Monarchs)

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Author :   John Edwards
Publisher :   Allen Lane
Published :   27/10/2016
ISBN :   9780241184103
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   ix, 96 , 8 unnumbered of plates
Size (mm) :   186x129x16
Weight (g) :   195

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... Read more
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?