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eBook Mary Tudor (Routledge Historical Biographies) download ISBN: 0415327202
Author: Judith M. Richards
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (August 20, 2008)
Language: English
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Mary Tudor (Routledge Hi. .has been added to your Cart. At the beginning of this biography, Judith Richards describes the incredulity of friends and colleagues when told she was writing a new biography of Mary I, first Queen Regnant of England

Mary Tudor (Routledge Hi. At the beginning of this biography, Judith Richards describes the incredulity of friends and colleagues when told she was writing a new biography of Mary I, first Queen Regnant of England. She deals with the sources of that incredulity, that Mary was a bloody tyrant or that Mary was a boring monarch. Richards gives more attention to the latter than the former.

Judith Richards's Elizabeth I a balanced overview that fulfills the Routledge Historical Biographies series aim to provide "concise .

Publications include ‘Mary Tudor’ in this series, and a range of essays covering sixteenth and seventeenth century historical issues, with a particular focus on monarchy. Series: Routledge Historical Biographies.

Routledge Historical Biographies. By (author) Judith M. Richards. Mary Tudor is often written off as a hopeless, twisted queen who tried desperately to pull England back to the Catholic Church that was so dear to her mother, and sent many to burn at the stake in the process. In this radical re-evaluation of the first 'real' English queen regnant, Judith M. Richards challenges her reputation as 'Bloody Mary' of popular historical infamy, contending that she was closer to the more innovative, humanist side of the Catholic Church.

Mary Tudor (Routledge Historical Biographies). As has become somewhat customary for biographies of Mary that seek to rehabilitate her, what you get is less of a history and more of a story. 0415327210 (ISBN13: 9780415327213). Mary was wonderful and loved, etc, everyone who said otherwise was just a Protestant malcontent with an army of printing presses at their disposal. The main criticisms of her reign - the burning of 300 Protestants in five years, the loss of Calais, the two rebellions over her Spainish marriage are all waved away with barely any discussion.

Written by experts in their fields they are designed to help students either starting out on a course, or revising before exams. Far from being dry, academic texts however, they are also perfect, affordable books for the history buff. London and New York: Routledge, 2008 Pp. xxxiv+26. Routledge Historical Biographies. London and New York: Routledge, 2008. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009.

Until recently, the reign of Mary Tudor was generally seen as a ‘sterile interlude’ in the Tudor century, with Mary .

Until recently, the reign of Mary Tudor was generally seen as a ‘sterile interlude’ in the Tudor century, with Mary herself dismissed as ‘Bloody Mary’. Judith M. Richards, of La Trobe University, Australia, has focused on early modern English history for much of her career, and published widely on aspects of that period. Recently she has worked intensively on the reign of Mary I, publishing five academic articles and her biography (Routledge, 2010).

CAT RU48139 Series: Routledge Historical Biographies.

Routledge Published June 26, 2008 Reference - 278 Pages ISBN 9780415327213 - CAT RU48139 Series: Routledge Historical Biographies. Routledge Published June 26, 2008 Reference - 278 Pages ISBN 9780415327206 - CAT RU48138 Series: Routledge Historical Biographies. She has published a number of studies of topics in early modern history, and has more recently focussed on English and British monarchy from 1553- 1642.

Foxe's book taught Protestants for centuries that Mary was a bloodthirsty . Ronald H. Fritze, Historical Dictionary of Tudor England, 1485–1603 (1991) 419-20.

Foxe's book taught Protestants for centuries that Mary was a bloodthirsty tyrant. Haigh concluded that the "last years of Mary's reign were not a gruesome preparation for Protestant victory, but a continuing consolidation of Catholic strength. Catholic historians, such as John Lingard, argued Mary's policies failed not because they were wrong but because she had too short a reign to establish them. John Cannon, The Oxford Companion to British history (1997) pp 794–95.

Mary Tudor is often written off as a hopeless, twisted queen who tried desperately to pull England back to the Catholic Church that was so dear to her mother, and sent many to burn at the stake in the process. In this radical re-evaluation of the first 'real' English queen regnant, Judith M. Richards challenges her reputation as 'Bloody Mary' of popular historical infamy, contending that she was closer to the more innovative, humanist side of the Catholic Church.

Richards argues persuasively that Mary, neither boring nor basically bloody, was a much more hard-working, 'hands on', and decisive queen than is commonly recognized. Had she not died in her early forties and failed to establish a Catholic succession, the course of history could have been very different, Englandmight have remained Catholic and Mary herselfmay even have been treated more kindly by history.

This illustrated and accessible biography is essential reading for allthose with an interest in one of England's most misrepresented monarchs.