Mary Tudor "Bloody Mary"

Further Exploration

Learn more about Mary’s family and the times in which they lived, including interesting facts like what it was like to use a Tudor toilet:

Henry VIII and the Tudors.

Watch a video and see pictures of the Tower of London, where Mary imprisoned her sister, Elizabeth, and their cousin, Jane Grey:

History for Kids. “Tower of London.”

Read about the recent excavation of a royal chapel where Mary’s mother and father were married, and where she might have later practiced her faith:

Kennedy, Maev. “Archaeologists Reveal Chapel Where Henry VIII Married His Wives.” The Guardian, January 24, 2006.



Christianity in View.

Duffy, Eamon. Fires of Faith: Catholic England Under Mary Tudor. Yale University Press, 2010.

Erickson, Carolly. Great Harry. St. Martin’s Griffin, 1997.

Gidlow, Christopher. Life in a Tudor Palace. The History Press, 2008.

Historic Royal Palaces.

Hutchings, Michael. “The Reign of Mary Tudor—A Reassessment.” History Today, March, 1999.

Loades, David. “How Bloody Was Mary?” History, March, 2006.

Loades, David. Mary Tudor: The Tragical History of the First Queen of England. The National Archives Press, 2006.

Norris, Herbert. Tudor Costume and Fashion. Dover, 1997.

PBS. “The Six Wives of Henry VIII.”

Porter, Linda. The Myth of “Bloody Mary”: A Biography of Queen Mary I of England. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2009.

Religion Facts.

The Church of England.

Thorp, Malcolm R. “Religion and the Wyatt Rebellion of 1554.” Church History, December, 1978, Volume 47, Number 4.

UK Student Life. “Religion.”

Waller, Maureen. Sovereign Ladies: Sex, Sacrifice, and Power—The Six Reigning Queens of England. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2008.

Weir, Alison. The Children of Henry VII. Ballantine Books, 1997.

Whitelock, Anna. Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen. Random House, 2010.

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