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Mary I from a painting by Antonis Mor

Mary was a popular queen from whom Elizabeth I learned much

Natalie Portman says that 'the fallacy in Hollywood is that if you're making a 'feminist' story, the woman kicks ass and wins' (PA)

Assigning powerful women masculine qualities to negate their femininity was commonplace in the Tudor period

A man calls for the excommunication of US politician Nancy Pelosi (CNS)

The Church only ever uses the penalty as a last resort – a shock tactic to bring people back to God

Visitors from the 1550s would be baffled by the way Henry VIII’s eldest child is portrayed today

A portrait of Queen Mary by Sir Antonis Mor

Catholic historian criticises banned advert that shows Mary Tudor turning into a zombie