About this book
In this controversial reassessment, the renowned historian argues that Mary Tudor's regime of abolishing Catholicism by burning 280 men and women for their religious beliefs was neither inept nor backward looking, noting that the burnings proved to be devastatingly effective, with her own death bringing the protestant Elizabeth to the throne, changing the course of English history.
The reign of Mary Tudor has been remembered as an era of sterile repression, when a reactionary monarch launched a doomed attempt to reimpose Catholicism on an unwilling nation. This title argues that Mary's regime was neither inept nor backward looking.
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