Tag Archives: Mary I

My review of ‘Bloody Mary: Tudor Terror, 1553-1558’ by Phil Carradice

After a general move away from the ‘Bloody Mary’ stereotype in recent biographies, I must admit that my heart sank when I read the title. However, I was pleased to see that although the book focuses on the Marian persecutions, … Continue reading

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Books 2018 – on sale now – Bloody Mary: Tudor Terror, 1553-1558 (A History of Terror) by Phil Carradice (paper back)

‘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 … Continue reading

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Books 2018 – on sale today – Mary I (Penguin Monarchs): The Daughter of Time (Paperback) by John Edwards

‘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 … Continue reading

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‘The King’s Pearl: Henry VIII and His Daughter Mary’ Interview with Melita Thomas

Melita Thomas is the author of ‘The King’s Pearl: Henry VIII and His Daughter Mary’, which was published by Amberley in September 2017. Melita is also the co-founder and editor of Tudor Times, a repository of information about Tudors and … Continue reading

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The King’s Pearl Blog Tour – Cousins, servants, friends – Mary and the Grey family by Melita Thomas

I am delighted to host a stop on the blog tour to celebrate the publication of ‘The King’s Pearl: Henry VIII and His Daughter Mary’ by Melita Thomas. Thank you to Melita for this guest article about the relationship between … Continue reading

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