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Queen Mary: the myth and a somewhat more balanced reality

July 16, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: history, journalism.

In a newsletter earlier this year, I had an entry on the phrase “Bloody Mary” and mentioned that the drink to which it refers was named after Queen Mary, daughter of Henry VIII, who persecuted Protestants in an attempt to return England to Catholicism. A newsletter reader, Frank C., wrote to say that this “persecution” was • Read More »

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