Mary i 18 february 1516 17 november 1558 also known as mary tudor was the queen of england and ireland from july 1553 until her death she is best known for her aggressive attempt to reverse the english reformation which had begun during the reign of her father henry viii . As part of our new reader book club bbc history magazine gave people the chance to read mary i englands catholic queen and put their questions to the books author dr john edwards modern languages and faculty research fellow in spanish at the university of oxford heres what they had to say. Mary i also called mary tudor byname bloody mary born february 18 1516 greenwich near london england died november 17 1558 london the first queen to rule england 1553 58 in her own right she was known as bloody mary for her persecution of protestants in a vain attempt to restore roman catholicism in england. Review of mary tudor englands first queen regnant truth is the daughter of time by gregory slysz gracewing united kingdom 2015 by eleonore villarrubia recently i read a review of a book about the 1641 irish rebellion the reviewer continue reading . The lifestory of mary i daughter of henry viii and his spanish wife catherine of aragon is often distilled to a few dramatic episodes her victory over the attempted coup by lady jane grey the imprisonment of her half sister elizabeth the bloody burning of protestants her short marriage to
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