Bloody Bess: The Persecution of Catholics in Elizabethan England

@article{Tarrag2004BloodyBT,
  title={Bloody Bess: The Persecution of Catholics in Elizabethan England},
  author={R. Tarrag{\'o}},
  journal={Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture},
  year={2004},
  volume={7},
  pages={117 - 133}
}
  • R. Tarragó
  • Published 2004
  • Philosophy
  • Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture
  • Queen Mary I of England is called Bloody Mary because she persecuted Protestants during her short reign (–). Her sister, Elizabeth Tudor, persecuted Catholics during her long reign (–) and she is called Good Queen Bess. Mary is criticized because she burned Protestants whom she considered heretics, but Elizabeth is praised as shrewd for persecuting Catholics, who did not accept laws passed during her reign making her both secular and spiritual ruler. Violations of these laws were… CONTINUE READING
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