Browsing British Coins of Mary Tudor and Mary Queen of Scots
Mary Tudor, the eldest daughter of Henry VIII and a staunch Catholic pursued and burned hundreds (some historical documents say thousands) of Protestants and cemented her Catholicism by marrying Philip II of Spain. She died barren, alone and despised and was succeeded - to the great joy of most of the populace - by Elizabeth I. Mary Queen of Scots, unwanted in her native Scotland after the murder of her husband, was kept a prisoner in England, constantly involved in plots against Elizabeth and was finally executed for initiating a plot to have England invaded by the Spanish to place herself on the English throne.
Mary "Bloody Mary", AR shilling, Irish issue., 1553. Lis mintmark. MARIA D G ANG FRA Z HIB REGINA, crowned and draped bust left wearing necklace with cross pendant / VERITAS TEMPORIS FILIS M D LIII, crowned harp between crowned M-R. Seaby 6495.