Bloody Mary Essays

  • The Urban Legend of Bloody Mary

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    Bloody Mary Legend has it that if you stand in front of a candlelit mirror and chant the words Bloody Mary thirteen times, a vengeful spirit will appear. However, there are also many other variations to this urban legend. There is no definitive answer as to Bloody Mary’s identity, but Mary could often be depicted as a witch, ghost or demon (Houston). Some accounts say that a young woman named Mary was supposedly in a terrible accident, which mutilated her face (Norder). There are other variations

  • Bloody Mary

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    Bloody Mary Mary I, Queen of England was a very prominent figure in European history. Her reign as queen was filled with many trials and tribulations that were not accepted by most of England. Many of Mary’s rash decisions were most likely do to her upbringing and her lack of will power. Whether it is being declared a bastard as a young child by her tyrannical father, Henry VIII, or her marriage to Phillip of Spain, Mary was easily influenced by others and it showed as she grew older

  • Queen Mary or Bloody Mary

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    Queen Mary I, also known as Bloody Mary, reigned over England from 1553 until her death in 1558. She was the first Queen Regnant. Mary was the only child born to Henry VIII to survive but was later deemed illegitimate. The title of “Bloody Mary” was given to her due to the bloody persecutions she gave during the Protestant Reformation. Bloody Mary’s persecutions of Protestants and attempt to make England what it was during the reign of her father, Henry VIII, made a big impact on England. On February

  • The Importance Of Bloody Mary

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    or “Bloody Mary” was the first queen of England to gain the throne. During her life she faced a lot of obstacles that came about from her family, her faith, and her position in the royal line up. Mary did not gain the throne because she was the next heir. She had fought her way to the throne ever since she was a young adult. Mary’s nickname “Bloody Mary” has tarnished her reputation for many centuries. Many would argue that she did not deserve such repugnance because of the decisions she had to make

  • Bloody Mary Revenge

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    Bloody Mary: Revenge or Defense? Mary Tudor or “Bloody Mary” was the first queen of England to gain the throne. During her life she faced a lot of obstacles that came about from her family, her faith, and her position in the royal line up. Mary did not gain the throne because she was the next heir. She had fought her way to the throne ever since she was a young adult. Mary’s nickname “Bloody Mary” has tarnished her reputation for many centuries. Many would argue that she did not deserve such repugnance

  • Ghost Story of Bloody Mary

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    Bloody Mary I remember enacting an urban ritual with my friends back in middle school. Giggling and squealing, running in and out of the bathroom, not really believing but still terrified by the possibilities. It was less a story with a moral than it was just a sleepover prank. Needless to say I wasn’t surprised that when I asked a roommate to relate an urban legend to me over lunch one day that she chose that of “Bloody Mary." The storyteller is a 20 year old woman studying psychology at the

  • Carolyn Meyer's Mary, Bloody Mary

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    the book Mary,Bloody Mary, written by Carolyn Meyer, a young Mary tells the reader about her life as royalty or at least her time in royalty. The nine year old Mary explains how her father, King Henry, has just betrothed her to the king of France. She however did not like this and was overwhelmed with anger towards her father, for she did not want to marry the king of France, Mary wanted to chose who she would marry herself,but she knows she can not do this. There was soon a banquet for Mary and the

  • Bloody Mary Research Paper

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    nobles who feared England becoming re-Catholicized, and the proposed marriage between Mary and Phillip of Spain was widely disliked among the people. One of the main reasons why Mary Tudor was disliked as a queen was due to the severity with which she persecuted the Protestant minority. Although she only carried out a few Protestant executions, it was not the number of deaths that caused great discontent for Mary, but rather the method of execution. Many of the Protestants were burned at the stake

  • Bloody Mary Research Paper

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    Abstract Queen Mary was the daughter of King Henry VIII. She lost her title, her betrothed, and her mother because of her mother’s inability to produce a male heir. She had to fight to gain the thrown after her half-brothers passing. She has been called “Bloody Mary” for centuries because of her prosecution of Protestants. She burned them at the stake for going against her religious policies. She has been thought to be a horrible, murderess person, but she killed less people then her father and did

  • Mary Tudor (Bloody Mary): The True Story

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    sister, she was a king’s wife, she was a queen, and by the same title a king also” # Mary Tudor was an influential women of her time period. Many in modern society know her for her particularly bad reputation as Bloody Mary, however they do not realize the contributions she made, or her influence on history . The story behind Mary’s reputation gives insight as to her true accomplishments as England’s first queen. When Mary Tudor was born on February 18, 1516, she was the only child that King Henry VIII

  • Urban Legend of Bloody Mary at Camp Tonikanee

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    Bloody Mary Version 4--Bloody Mary at Camp Tonikanee One night, around 1:00 a.m., my roommates and I were sitting in the common room, and I asked the group if they knew of a compelling ghost story. My one roommate, a 20 year old from Pennsylvania, said she had heard a ghost story at the summer sleep-away camp she had attended when she was younger. She heard the story around a campfire in the woods of Camp Tonikanee, which is in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. She described her story as one that the

  • Bloody Queen Mary: What's in a Name?

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    to better understand their personalities. In order to understand whether Queen Mary deserves her nickname we must first look at her history. Mary I of England was born on February 18th 1516. She was the only surviving child of Henry VIII’s first wife, Catherine of Aragon. Due to her gender and her mother’s incapability to produce a male heir, they were both cast away. It was after the death of Edward VI in which Mary made a bid for her birthright as heir to the throne. Edward VI and his council intended

  • Bloody Mary Tudor Research Paper

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    Mary Tudor “Bloody Mary” Mary Tudor did not rule for a long time, but made a great impact in England. She was born on February 18th, 1516 in Greenwich, England. Her father was Henry VIII of England and her mother was Catherine of Aragon. Catherine was Henry’s first wife out of six. Mary was the only child of Catherine to survive to adulthood. She came to power and had many highs and lows; she brought benefits and disadvantages to her people, but in the end lost her power. Mary Tudor had a

  • Was Bloody Mary Tudor Justified

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    Mary Tudor justifiedly earned the moniker Bloody Mary for her burning of Protestants at the stake. She was the first living daughter of King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s first wife. She lived through many familial hardships before gaining the throne at the age of 37 only to die after five years as the Queen of England and Ireland. Her rule was one of the least favorable, as during it she attempted to convert England back to Catholicism and regressed the reformation that was set

  • Queen Elizabeth 1

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    did not live long, dying at the age of sixteen after a six-year reign, and thus Elizabeth's older sister Mary I came to the throne in 1553. Meanwhile, the young Elizabeth showed exceptional intelligence, excelling at her studies well beyond any of the other royal children. A Catholic, Mary married the Hapsburg prince of Spain, the soon-to-be Philip II. Mary would come to be known as "Bloody Mary" for her harsh treatment of English Protestants in her attempt to restore Catholicism to England. When

  • Bloody Mary: Anxiety

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    had just heard of a scary story about "Bloody Mary." The story about "Bloody Mary" was that a little girl and her mother went into the school bathroom and died. The legend was that if you said "Bloody Mary" three times in the mirror, a ghost would come and kill you. So, being the little kids they were, they decided to try it. When they did try it, my little sister and one of her friends hid in the stall while another chanted "Bloody Mary, bloody Mary, bloody Marry". While they were in the stall, my

  • The Ghost Of Bloody Mary

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    historical roots” (29). The story of Bloody Mary has several different origins. Several assume the ghost Bloody Mary is the ghost of the tyrant blood thirsty sister of Elizabeth the First. Others believe Bloody Mary is the ghost of Mary Worth, who supposedly kidnapped slaves who were on the run and performed cruel rituals on them. Legend says she was burned to death by the other villagers. Whether or not the ghost of bloody Mary is the ghost of Mary Worth or the tyrant Mary, their history cause people to

  • Urban Legend of Bloody Mary

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    Bloody Mary Often, the story of “Bloody Mary” is the first story of supernatural form that is told to many individuals as young children. When I was in 3rd grade, a group of friends and I got together to have a sleepover; naturally, we all went to my friend’s basement and started telling scary stories. One of my friends told me that if I went into the bathroom without any lights and said “Bloody Mary” three times in front of a mirror, a bloody figure would appear. This urban legend was told

  • Urban Legend of Bloody Mary

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    Bloody Mary Part One: Collection of the Story The story of “Bloody Mary” was told to me by a twenty year old male. He is a current student at a University, studying accountancy. He has very conservative beliefs regarding politics. His father is an insurance broker and his mother stays at home. This story was collected on March 18, 2006, at his residence. This is the story as he told it to me: I originally heard this from my brother when I was like ten years old. I also saw it in the movie

  • The Urban Legend of Bloody Mary

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    Bloody Mary Version 3 The story of Bloody Mary is told in different versions all around the world has been included in nine different movies (three in the past two years) (The Internet Movie Database). This particular version of the popular urban legend of Bloody Mary originates locally from North Potomac, Maryland. The storyteller is a female 19-year-old Caucasian sophomore student, currently studying psychology at the University. The story was collected in the spring on the University campus