Queen Mary I was one of the most powerful and influential monarchs in English history. Learn about her reign and legacy with these six facts.


Top 6 Things You Didn't Know about Queen Mary I

#1. Mary I was nicknamed "Bloody Mary" because of her persecution of protestantsUnsafe

The introduction is about how Mary I was named "Bloody Mary" because of how she persecuted Protestants.

Mary's reign of terror began when she became pregnant and she was convinced that the child would be a boy. This is why in the last few years of her reign, the persecution of Protestants intensified. Her first act against them was an edict that demanded they attend Catholic services or be fined for noncompliance. It also prohibited them from assembling in groups larger than five people unless they were at prayer and banned all unlicensed preaching without prior consent from authority figures. She also enacted the Protestant recantation act which said that any Protestant not willing to renounce their faith must either exile themselves to the countryside or forfeit all their goods and chattels to the crown.

#2. She had a rocky relationship with her sister Elizabeth I because she was

Mary was the youngest daughter of King Henry VIII.

Mary was the youngest daughter of King Henry VIII. She had a rocky relationship with her sister Elizabeth I because she was never really accepted by her father and she believed that her sister's Protestantism should have been punished more harshly.

Protestant and wanted to abolish the Protestant religion from England

#3. When she became Queen in 1555, she restored Catholicism as England's state religion and persecuted Protestants

Mary was a Catholic. She was also the first queen to reign by right of inheritance.

First, Mary wanted to return England back to Catholicism. This meant restoring Catholicism as the country's state religion, which had been outlawed under her father's half-sister, Queen Elizabeth I.

Second, Mary wanted to restore England's ties with Rome and so she was determined to persecute Protestants who opposed her plans for re-Catholicizing her country.

#4. She refused to marry or name an heir, which led to a heated succession debate within the English court

When Henry VIII died in 1547, he left no heir to the English throne. Anne refused to marry or name an heir, which led to a heated succession debate within the English court.

One of the potential successors was Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, who had been appointed regent during Henry’s minority and had been named Protector of England for Edward VI. Anne disliked Somerset because she thought that he took advantage of her father’s death and tried to take over power from her during his reign.

Despite this, Seymour was given a handful of inherited titles from his father and brother who were both earls. He was also made Earl Marshal and Lord High Admiral for life by King Edward VI in 1547.

After Henry VIII died in 1547, one of the

#5. Catholic officials were worried that if Elizabeth became queen, she would restore the Protestant Church and deprive Catholics of their property rights

Some people were worried that Elizabeth would have restored the Protestant faith in England if she had become Queen.

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