Published as the Act directs Feb. 1 . 1800.
Stipple with small margins Platemark: 160 x 110mm (6¼ x 4¼").
A portrait of Mary I (1516 - 1558), directed to the right, facing the viewer, within an oval. Mary I was Queen of England and Ireland from July 1553 until her death. Her executions of Protestants caused her opponents to give her the title 'Bloody Mary'. As the fourth crowned monarch of the Tudor dynasty, she is remembered for her restoration of Roman Catholicism after the short-lived Protestant reign of her half-brother, Edward VI. During her five year reign, she had over 280 religious dissenters burned at the stake. Her re-establishment of Roman Catholicism was reversed after her death in 1558 by her younger half-sister and successor, Elizabeth I.
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