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.
She Inspired The Legend Of A Bloody Ghost
She Was The Only Living Child Of Her Biological Parents
Mary Was A Really Smart Kid
Mary Was Engaged To A Ton Of Princes In Her ChildhoodPhoto: Anonymous / Wikimedia Commons
Mary Never Acknowledged Anne Boleyn As Her Stepmom
She Was Turned Into A Servant For Her Half Sister