Queen Mary I

queen from 1553 - 1558

  • Queen Mary was an ardent Catholic
  • She acted quickly to restore the Church of England to the old Faith
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Bloody Mary

Queen Mary was known as Bloody Mary for the 277 people that got executed during her reign.


  • Many of the leaders of Edward VI's reign had tried to keep Mary from the throne and further the Lutheran cause. They continuously fought Mary's Catholic reforms.
  • In response, Mary had Cranmer and other leading opponents tried for heresy and burned at the stake.
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After Her Death

After Queen Mary died, her half sister Elizabeth would undo all the positive effects of Mary's reign and would push England even further away from the Catholic Faith.