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Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots

Fotheringhay and Mary Queen of Scots

The Needlework of Mary Queen of Scots

The Needlework of Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots: A Spiritual... Biography


Mary Queen Of Scots

My Heart Is My Own

My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary... Queen of Scots. A long-overdue and dramatic reinterpretation of the life of Mary, Queen of Scots by one of the leading historians at work today. She was crowned Queen of Scotland at nine months of age, and Queen of France at sixteen years; at eighteen she ascended the throne that was her birthright and began ruling one of the most fractious courts in Europe, riven by religious conflict and personal lust for power. She rode out at the head of an army in both victory and defeat; saw her second husband assassinated, and married his murderer. At twenty-five she entered captivity at the hands of her rival queen, from which only death would release her. The life of Mary Stuart is one of unparalleled drama and conflict. From the labyrinthine plots laid by the Scottish lords to wrest power for themselves, to the efforts made by Elizabeth's ministers to invalidate Mary's legitimate claim to the English throne, John Guy returns to the archives to explode the myths and correct the inaccuracies that surround this most fascinating monarch. He also explains a central mystery: why Mary would have consented to marry, only three months after the death of her second husband, Lord Darnley, the man who was said to be his killer, the Earl of Bothwell. And, more astonishingly, he solves, through careful re-examination of the Casket Letters, the secret behind Darnley's spectacular assassination at Kirk o'Field. With great pathos, Guy illuminates how the imprisoned Mary's despair led to a reckless plot against Elizabeth, and thus to her own execution. The portrait that emerges is not of a political pawn or a manipulative siren, but of a shrewd and charismatic young ruler who relished power and, for a time, managed to hold together a fatally unstable country.

Queen of Scots

Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary... Stuart. The gloves were taken off in this portrayal of Mary; the 'real person' emerges from the descriptions of her personal life, the events that shaped it, and some of the reasons behind the actions of herself and her courtiers. Mary comes out looking stronger than ever, but having the same general human weaknesses that people have. How she coped with her world is wonderfully displayed in this book.

Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots Antonia Fraser tackles the life of Mary, Queen of Scots, in this excellent biography. Written originally in the late sixties this book details every twist and turn in the fateful Queens life. Not only does it give step by step accounts of those famous episodes in Mary's life - her 3 marriages, 2 widowhoods, incarceration by Elizabeth I and execution, but it gives the reader an insight into Mary herself.

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