Friday, November 17, 2006

Question from Tara - Mary I's early life

I am doing a 12-page research paper on Mary I up to her coronation, do you have any suggestions on readings for her upbringing...I am not finding much. Thanks!


Blogger Lara said...

Howdy Tara,

One of the better books on Mary that I've come across is David Loades "Mary Tudor: A Life". I don't have my copy on hand so I can't check exactly how much of her early life is in there (and I don't remember, since it has been ages since I read it), but I would guess that it would have stuff you're looking for.

November 17, 2006 2:40 PM  
Blogger PlusHeureuse said...

Another book that I can recommend on Mary which covers her early life is Carolly Erikson's Bloody Mary.

November 19, 2006 1:34 PM  
Blogger smehreen said...

Hi! I am not much of a researcher, but I know Queen Mary had a really amazing dollhouse...I did a feature on that on my blog at
There is a link on my blog to another site that can tell you more about the queen.

November 22, 2006 12:05 PM  
Anonymous Hope Walker said...

The first four chapters of David Loades 'Mary Tudor; a Life' (Blackwell, London, 1989) should be of use to you. Your school or university library should have a copy of this book. Loades bibliography is also jam-packed with references.

November 30, 2006 7:44 PM  
Anonymous Sara said...

I really liked Alison Weir's book "The Children of Henry VIII," although it is not only about Mary, so you would have to skip some sections.

December 05, 2006 2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read the several written by david loades, you will find all the information you need.
Prof. Viso

December 09, 2006 5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Find the new one by David Loades recently published. it ir a jewel

December 09, 2006 5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carolyn Meyer's 'Mary, Bloody Mary' is historical fiction,yeah, but it does have some insight on how Mary spent her days and has some facts from her young life. It's also a pretty good read.

December 18, 2006 7:14 PM  

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