Nonfiction books about mary queen of scots

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nonfiction books about mary queen of scots

Mary Queen of Scots by Antonia Fraser

Author of Marie Antoinette

She was the quintessential queen: statuesque, regal, dazzlingly beautiful. Her royal birth gave her claim to the thrones of two nations; her marriage to the young French dauphin promised to place a third glorious crown on her noble head.

Instead, Mary Stuart became the victim of her own impulsive heart, scandalizing her world with a foolish passion that would lead to abduction, rape and even murder. Betrayed by those she most trusted, she would be lured into a deadly game of power, only to lose to her envious and unforgiving cousin, Elizabeth I.

Here is her story, a queen who lost a throne for love, a monarch pampered and adored even as she was led to her beheading, the unforgettable woman who became a legend for all time.
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The tragic history of ''this bewitching Princess,'' as Jane Austen called Mary Stuart, has won men's hearts, whether on the stage of her own life or in Schiller's play or Donizetti's opera. More recently, her story has been movingly recounted by Antonia Fraser and powerfully revised by Jenny Wormald. The Cambridge historian John Guy, one of the most distinguished scholars of the Tudor period, presents a queen of Scots whose life and death were determined by the fear that claim aroused in Elizabeth's principal adviser, William Cecil, Lord Burghley. Guy undertakes the most scrupulous examination of the documents, including many that had been previously unknown. With all the different versions fully displayed, the reader for the first time can enjoy the poignant drama of Mary's life and the excitement of assessing all the forensic evidence. In Guy's account Mary is less the victim of the executioner's ax than of the pen: hers and Cecil's.

A 40th-anniversary edition of the book was published in As she states in her "Author's Note", Fraser aims to test the truth or falsehood of the many legends on Mary and to set her in the context of the age in which she lived. The portrayal is largely sympathetic. Fraser stresses what she sees as Mary's key virtues but believes that Scotland at the time required an extraordinarily strong ruler to pull the nobles into line. The book dismantles several myths and popular legends that have sprung up about Mary during and after her lifetime. Fraser recounts the circumstances on the plot to murder Mary's second husband, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley , in detail. At the Conference of York, Regent James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray produced the casket letters , presented as love letters from Mary to her third husband, James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell , with whom she had allegedly plotted to kill Darnley.

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The tragic, scandal-embroiled queen of Scotland and France has captured the imagination of people for centuries.
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  2. Paul K. says:

    Mary, Queen of Scots — , has for centuries fascinated historians and the general public, her life the stuff of Hollywood myth, involving murder, rape, adultery, abdication, imprisonment and execution.

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