Category Archives: Early Modern Culture

Not so bloody Mary?

Times Higher Education – Mary I: England’s Catholic Queen.

‘Balanced views of Mary I are rare. She is more often than not cast as the “Bloody Mary” of Protestant legend: reactionary, obsessive, persecuting – and, while we’re on the subject, short and ugly as well. Those who rightly seek to explode the prejudice behind that caricature can sometimes get carried away by their own passionate defence, until burning people at the stake comes to seem entirely laudable…’