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  • Published: 1 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241184103
  • Imprint: Allen Lane
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $27.99

Mary I (Penguin Monarchs)

The Daughter of Time




Part of the Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers in a collectible hardback format.

The elder daughter of Henry VIII, Mary I (1553-58) became England's ruler on the unexpected death of her brother Edward VI. Her short reign is one of the great potential turning points in the country's history. As a convinced Catholic and the wife of Philip II, king of Spain and the most powerful of all European monarchs, Mary could have completely changed her country's orbit, making it a province of the Habsburg Empire and obedient again to Rome.

These extraordinary possibilities are fully dramatized in John Edward's superb short biography. The real Mary I has almost disappeared under the great mass of Protestant propaganda that buried her reputation during her younger sister, Elizabeth I's reign. But what if she had succeeded?

  • Pub date: 1 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241184103
  • Imprint: Allen Lane
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Author

John Edwards

John Edwards has written six nonfiction books, including the bestselling Keating: The Inside Story, published by Penguin.

John is a Nonresident Fellow at the Lowy Institute and adjunct professor at the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy at Curtin University. He has been a member of the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Chief Economist for HSBC Bank in Australia and New Zealand, and was a senior economic adviser for Treasurer and then Prime Minister Paul Keating.

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