Bloody Mary

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Who was she?

Mary was the queen of England. She reigned as Queen of England from July 19, 1553 until her death on November 17, 1558. She wasn't called "Bloody Mary" until she started to mass-murder people. When she turn England back to Roman Catholicism. she forced it onto people and the ones that refused she would have them executed. Hundreds more would follow in Mary’s bloody reign of terror. This earned the queen the title of "Bloody Mary".

why was is important?

She was the cousin to Mary, Queen of Scots. Scholars have traced the nursery rhyme "Mary, Mary, quite contrary… how does your garden grow… with silver bells and cockle shells and pretty maids all in a row" to her unpopular attempts to bring Roman Catholicism back to England. the "pretty maids all in a row" represented the Catholic nuns.
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