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READERS’ LETTERS: LETTER OF THE MONTH

ON TRIAL Class 8S of St. Edward’s College in Liverpool were fascinated with Tracy Borman’s juicy feature, pitting the Tudors head-to-head

HISTORY LESSONS

For World Book Day, my Year 8 History class opted for the DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) challenge. As they have been studying Bloody Mary, Tracy Borman’s article proved very useful. We decided to answer your call, asking our thoughts on the question “Is it unfair that Henry VIII’s eldest daughter is remembered as Bloody Mary”?

Cathy Purcell

Teacher, St Edward’s College, Liverpool.

GENDER BATTLE

It is unfortunate that Mary Tudor is remembered for the barbaric deaths of almost 300 Protestants, not for her political achievements. The title ‘Bloody Mary’ was not attributed to her during her reign and was possibly invented to promote Elizabethan propaganda.

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This might well be our most-packed issue ever, and we’ve got pretty much every time and place imaginable covered. Our section in the centre pages looks at those archaeological discoveries that make our understanding of the past possible – from buried kings to mysterious writings.