The year 2016 is the 500th anniversary of the birth of England’s first undisputed Queen regnant, Mary I of England. History of Royal Women is going to celebrate this in style.
We will begin next week with five articles dedicated to her, and after that, there will be at least one article every month on an important date in Mary’s history.
Mary is still largely misunderstood as ‘Bloody Mary”, which in my opinion is highly undeserved. She should be known for being England’s first Queen regnant and not just for being allegedly ‘bloody’. Hopefully, this year will see some change to the general opinion of Mary and I hope to contribute to that in some small way.
I hope you will enjoy this upcoming series!