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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Mary I 1516-1558. Queen of England and Ireland (1553-1558) who reestablished Roman Catholicism (1555). Her persecution of Protestants earned her the nickname "Bloody Mary.”

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  • n. daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon who was Queen of England from 1553 to 1558; she was the wife of Philip II of Spain and when she restored Roman Catholicism to England many Protestants were burned at the stake as heretics (1516-1558)


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