Books

Broody Mary: A Good Thing?

Fires of Faith: Catholic England under Mary Tudor, by Eamon Duffy; Yale University Press, 2009, $40.95. As every schoolchild—well, actually nothing like every schoolchild, especially in Australia, but perhaps every reasonably educated person of a certain age—knows, Mary Tudor was a bloodthirsty Catholic hag who managed to weasel her way onto the rightfully Protestant (or at least Anglican) throne of England. She and her pathetic foreign husband then proceeded to kill everyone in sight until Mary herself mercifully died without living issue. England then got back to being decent and reformist and full of constitutional rights and riches for everyone…

Subscribe to get access to all online articles

Digital Subscription

$68/ YR

Get the latest ideas from Australia’s most insightful writers.

Subscribe

  • Digital Subscription includes
  • Online editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • Printed editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • iPad ready PDF
  • Access to Quadrant Archives
  •  
  •  

Printed & Digital Subscription

$87/ YR

For avid readers of leading ideas
from Australia’s brightest.

Subscribe

  • Printed & Digital Subscription includes
  • Online editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • Printed editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • iPad ready PDF
  • Access to Quadrant Archives
  •  
  •  

Quadrant Patron

$300/ YR

Show your support for Australia’s
most open minded publication.

Subscribe

  • Quadrant Patron includes
  • Online editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • Printed editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • iPad ready PDF
  • Access to Quadrant Archives
  • All new editions of Quadrant Books
  • Exclusive invitations to Quadrant Dinners, book launches and events.