Mary I (Penguin Monarchs)

The Daughter of Time

John Edwards

The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers - now in paperback

The elder daughter of Henry VIII, Mary I (1553-58) became England's ruler on the unexpected death of her brother Edward VI. Her short reign is one of the great potential turning points in the country's history. As a convinced Catholic and the wife of Philip II, king of Spain and the most powerful of all European monarchs, Mary could have completely changed her country's orbit, making it a province of the Habsburg Empire and obedient again to Rome.

These extraordinary possibilities are fully dramatized in John Edward's superb short biography. The real Mary I has almost disappeared under the great mass of Protestant propaganda that buried her reputation during her younger sister, Elizabeth I's reign. But what if she had succeeded?

  • Penguin
  • Published 28th June 2018
  • 128 Pages
  • 111mm x 181mm x 7mm
  • 80g
  • £4.99