Marie (Queen Mary)
Engraving of Queen Mary I, also known as Bloody Mary, who reigned over England and Ireland from 19 July 1553 to her death on 17 November 1558, from a drawing by the Dutch artist Adriaene van der Werff, engraved by the French engraver/publisher Busan in c.1750-60s with the inscription Reine d'Angleterre Nee le 8 Fevrier 1516 Morte le 17 9bre 1558.
Mary Tudor was daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. She restored England to Roman Catholicism after succeeding her half brother, Edward VI, and cousin, the so-called Nine Day Queen of England, Lady Jane Grey, to the throne. By burning almost 300 religious dissenters at the stake in the Marian Persecutions of 1555, she became known as "Bloody Mary". On her death, she was suceeded by her half sister, Elizabeth I.
- c. 1750s
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