Mary Tudor Compromise

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Mary Tudor I, Queen of England from July 1553 until her death, is well-known for her adamant persecution of Protestants. She tried her hardest to force people to follow her Catholic religion. However, hundreds, even thousands, refused, and Mary I was not willing to allow the people of England freedom of religion. Her battle with them proves the great importance of compromise.

Mary Tudor was born on February 18, 1516 to King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. She was the royal couple's only child to survive past infancy, and was promptly baptized as a Catholic.

However, Henry VIII was frustrated that he did not have a son to inherit his throne, and when Mary was seventeen, he declared his marriage with Catherine illegitimate.
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-Leaving England an unstable mess for the next ruler, Mary's sister, Elizabeth I.

The deaths of over 300 Protestants was one of the first major examples of violence bred from extreme religious intolerance. Even today many people are abused, mistreated, and killed based on their beliefs. of others' religions

In countries such as North Korea, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Syria, Christians are constantly hunted down and tormented because of Islamic extremism and religious intolerance. This just goes to show how much of an ongoing problem religious intolerance is, and that Mary Tudor has had a major role in influencing who are severe oppressors of others' religions.

Mary's cruel reign left her half sister, Elizabeth I, a nation on the brink of collapse.

After Mary's death, Elizabeth I's reign is regarded as a golden age of England. In spite of being known as the golden age of England, it was an act full of attempts to try and hide the real state of her nation, which was weak and
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She immediately restored Protestantism causing Catholic Spain and France, to always be on the verge of attacking the no longer Catholic England. Elizabeth also faced issues with not being seen as a legitimate heir to the throne, similarly to Mary had.

However, all through her reign, Elizabeth was able to exert a great public image because she somehow managed to keep the country unified when it was about to break apart.

Will Chanting "Bloody Mary" into a Mirror Summon A Ghost?

As a child, you probably have heard some variation of this story; if you chant “Bloody Mary” three times in front of a mirror with the lights off, a scary looking woman would appear and haunt you.

This legend shows us that Mary I's reign is still relevant and remembered, even in today's society. Her horrible persecutions and all of the bloodshed left a lasting impact bigger than anyone at the time could have ever imagined!

1. She was named the 'Princess of Wales' in 1525.
2. Her father, King Henry VIII, adored her at first and bragged that she never cried as a

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