The Reign of Mary I (Seminar Studies)
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Robert Tittler;Judith Richards
- Publish Date: 2013-04-18
Until recently, the reign of Mary Tudor was generally seen as a âsterile interludeâ in the Tudor century, with Mary herself dismissed as âBloody Maryâ. Extensive research in the past several decades has overturned these assumptions in almost every respect.Â In this succinct and up-to-date introduction to Maryâs reign, Tittler and Richards provide new insight into the circumstances of Maryâs accession and go on to show that her reign was a lot more stable, and her regime much more competent and innovative, than once believed.
This fully revised third edition includes a diverse range of primary sources and sheds new light on a variety of topics, such as:
Â·Â Â The complexities of Maryâs relations with Philip of Spain
Â·Â Â The restoration of Catholicism
Â·Â Â The use of visual as well as literary means to legitimize and support Maryâs rule
Â·Â Â The context for the war with France
This concise and thought-provoking introduction is ideal for students and interested readers at all levels.