Mary I (Penguin Monarchs) : The Daughter of Time-9780141988689

Mary I (Penguin Monarchs) : The Daughter of Time

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by Edwards, John | Language
Published 28/06/2018 by Penguin Books Ltd as part of the Penguin Monarchs series
Paperback | 128 pages


The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers - now in paperbackThe 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?