Folklore has it that if you stand in front of a mirror, in a darkened room sometime around midnight, and you say BLOODY MARY three times while turning around, then you will see her blood covered face in the mirror. Some people even say that you will drop dead on the spot.
Queen Mary was the daughter of Henry the 8th and Catherine of Aragon. She was queen of England and Ireland for a while 450 years ago and, according to some people, was about as humourless and bad-tempered as it is possible to be. When she first came to the throne, she rounded up 300 people who didn't agree with her and had them all executed by burning them at the stake (tying them to a wooden pole and lighting a fire underneath them).
For this reason, they gave her the nickname of Bloody Mary. Here she is in a portrait painted in 1554:
And here she is as she appeared in a mirror in Stoke Newington last Thursday:
Only joking. That's just somebody's idea of what she might look like when summoned.
Not sure you want to be trying that at home, kids. Would make a great evil character in a chiller story though! Maybe some of you could think about that for your story plans next week.