House of Tudor

12 Things People Don't Know About The Real Bloody Mary

Considered the first ruling Queen of England, Mary I was not very popular. In her mission of bringing back Roman Catholicism, she created murderous initiatives toward Protestants and others she deemed heretics. This earned her the title "Bloody Mary." And while most people only recall her killing Protestants, Mary Tudor was actually a fascinating individual who did lots of interesting things during her lifetime. 

Did you know that the future Mary I of England was nearly married to various different princes during her childhood? Or that she was succeeded by her younger half sister, Elizabeth I, who clashed on several levels with their first cousin once removed, Mary, Queen of Scots? Read on to discover interesting facts about Mary I of England.