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Bloody Mary Is Remembered As A Murderer, But The Rest Of Her Family Was Far Worse

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There's no two ways about it: Queen Mary I of England has a bad reputation. Known as "Bloody Mary," Queen Mary's reign is associated with brutality, murder, and religious fervor. But does she truly deserve the nickname "Bloody Mary"? Especially when you take into account the actions of her father, Henry VIII, and the number of people that died during her brother, Edward VI's, reign? Queen Mary's death toll pales in comparison to the thousands of people Henry VIII was said to have killed - some in the most gruesome ways possible - yet Mary is the one who's called "Bloody." Let's find out why.

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