Bloody Mary


Bailey Cross writes, “Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary!

“Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary!” Have you ever stood in a dark room and said that, fearing what might happen? In the book Mary, Bloody Mary by Carolyn Meyer, you get a fascinating look at how Queen Mary Tudor, daughter of one of the cruelest kings in history, King Henry the VIII, became known as one of the cruelest queens. Mary Tudor is used to have everything. Imagine. You’re a princess living in a HUGE palace filled with servants and ladies in waiting to do every thing for you. Everyday you go to wonderful parties, wear beautiful gowns, and sparkling jewels. Then everything changes. Your father decides he wants a male heir to the throne, not you. Since your mother is to old to have children now, your father, King Henry the VIII has a public affair with a young, evil woman, hoping to have a legitimate male son. But for the child he wants to have to be legitimate, he must first divorce your mother, making you no longer a princess, therefore no longer future Queen. When you and your mother refuse, he makes your life miserable. Even though your mother Queen Catherine and King Henry are still married by law, he banishes her to a small gloomy castle, taking his mistress up as his bride. When the new so called “Queen” has a baby, you become it’s servant… in YOUR OWN HOME!!! Read this book to see why Mary Tudor’s child hood had a HUGE effect on her reign as queen. This is the first book in the Young Royals series. I recommend this book for people over 12 years old because it is very gory in places. Over all, two thumbs up!


  1. I’ve never read this book…
    I’ve never read this book, but in your first paragraph I recall hearing that myth. Your style of writing is very well written in this story. 🙂

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