Saturday, November 17, 2012

Good Queen Mary


In English-speaking countries, one usually hears of "Bloody Mary" and "Good Queen Bess." As in all things, there is another side to this issue, however, from which it might be more appropriate to speak of "Good Queen Mary" and "Bloody Bess."

Focusing here on the latter, a post devoted to "Good Queen Mary" (Rorate Caeli, November 17, 2012).


4 comments:








Alexis Marlons

said...

She is immaculate. I agree, I think Good Queen Mary and Bloody Bess are more appropriate. Nice post.





Chris

said...

I've just begun reading a book from 1585 on the Rise of the Anglican Schism. I expect to learn much...


Chris





Pertinacious Papist

said...

Good hearing, Chris. And one book I always recommend to people in this context is William Cobbett's HISTORY OF THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION IN ENGLAND AND IRELAND. The language is dated, and the research is that of a journalist. But it's truly eye-opening. An Anglican journalist discovers the truth about the repression of his country's Catholic tradition and, incensed, sets out to write an expose of the whole thing. I suggest that, depending on the reader's particular circumstances, it could be life changing.





Chris

said...

In related news, we've just had the chance to see Viva Cristo Rey!, a play about the life and martyrdom of St. Miguel Pro.

I find the situation in Mexico, about which I knew next to nothing until recently, to be yet another example of "sanitized" history.

Of course Queen Mary had to be evil -- just as Shakespeare had to be a devout Protestant and all the American founding Fathers had to be good Christians. Yikes!