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CLIP 172

Bloody Queen Mary?

Bloody Queen Mary?
Key Info
  • Bloody Queen Mary?
  • Duration: 05:06
  • The accession of Mary in 1553 after the early death of her brother Edward. Mary was a Catholic and determined to restore Catholicism to the country. The turmoil and trauma that ensued is examined through one group of victims: The wives and children of the priests who had married under the Protestant regime. Most of these were abandoned by their husbands who chose to remain part of the Church.
  • Subject:



    Scotland: Mary Queen of Scots and The Scottish Reformation

  • Keywords: religion, Reformation, Catholic, Catholicism , Protestant, Mary, Tudor, Edward VI
Ideas for use in class
  • Ask students to write some newspaper headlines on the accession of Queen Mary. Get them to write headlines for newspapers with different views. This clip could also be used with AS/A2 classes.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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