The descriptive text is supported by many images through the body of the text. The author has described the Roman Catholic terror visited on England by Henry VIII’s eldest daughter – Highly Recommended
NAME: The History of Terror, Mary, Tudor Terror, 1553-1558 FILE: R2741 AUTHOR: Phil Carradice PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: soft back PAGES: 128 PRICE: £12.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Tudor Dynasty, religious war, Henry VIII's first daughter, Philip of Spain, Anglo-Spanish links, Inquisition, torture, death by burning
IMAGE: B2741.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/y7ps7azs LINKS: DESCRIPTION: The descriptive text is supported by many images through the body of the text. The author has described the Roman Catholic terror visited on England by Henry VIII's eldest daughter - Highly Recommended The Tudor Dynasty of three Kings and two Queens was one of the most turbulent in the history of the British Isles. The two Tudor Queens were very different in many ways but shared some important characteristics. When Mary came to the throne she was welcomed by wild rejoicing and a level of popularity that promised a great reign. Sadly she turned that support into widespread loathing in only five short years and it was to be her younger half sister Elizabeth who was to be remembered as Elizabeth the Great and by her Golden Age. Both of Henry's daughters suffered troubled childhoods because of his search for a marriage to produce a male heir. Mary was brought up strongly in the Roman Catholic faith by her mother, taught also to value her Spanish heritage, and convinced of her right to rule. Henry's second wife Anne was a believer in the Protestant faith that was growing against the Roman Church and she worked to move England to the new beliefs, aided by the political Pope who resisted Henry's pleas for the annulment of his marriage to Catherine, to clear the way for him to marry Anne. Henry saw the creation of an independent church in England as a still Catholic Faith that just placed the Monarch as the Head of Church in place of the Pope. He did not engage in a concerted war to completely remove Catholics by his own terror. That meant that his death led to a succession by two daughters who were opposed in beliefs but both very much the daughters of an autocratic and ruthless King. In her short reign, Mary was responsible for unleashing a terror on Protestants and many who were still more inclined to the Roman faith. Almost three hundred Protestants were killed by fire at the Stake and many more were held in prison and tortured brutally. Her actions earned her the deserved epithet of Bloody Mary. Her terror was the most concentrated violence by the State in the British Isles, never preceded by equal acts and never followed. Elizabeth's pragmatic approach to faith in the face of attempts to kill her by Roman Catholics earned her support from her people. A salutatory lesson in religious intolerance that is as valid today as new religious fanatics seek to force their perverted values on others.