Tag: Stephanie Mann

Does “Bloody” Describe Mary I of England?

Mary I was the first queen regnant of England; her anointing and crowning broke the taboo of those semi-sacraments being reserved for men; she and Reginald Cardinal Pole, the last Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury, revived and renewed the practice of Catholicism in England; and she possessed the Tudor charisma while being a hard-working and thoughtful monarch.

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Martyrs and “God’s Traitors” in Elizabethan England — A Review

The positive reception of God’s Traitors has benefitted from the fact that the author is not a Catholic — thus, removing any suspicion of special pleading in a nation still touchy on the subject of Catholicism. She demonstrates the hopelessness and frustration Catholics felt as avenues for participation in their native country were cut off because of their religion.

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