Mary Queen of Scots


Author: Antonia Fraser
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 0804152586
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 640
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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.

Mary, Queen of Scots

Pride, Passion and a Kingdom Lost
Author: Jenny Wormald
Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781860645884
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 208
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Mary, Queen of Scots, was one of history's most romantically tragic figures. Her endless plotting eventually led her to flee from Scotland and be imprisoned by her equally ambitious cousin and fellow queen--Elizabeth of England--who later ordered Mary to be beheaded in 1587. This book looks at her tragedy. of photos.

Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Murder of Lord Darnley


Author: Alison Weir
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307431479
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 704
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Alison Weir's Mary Boleyn. Handsome, accomplished, and charming, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, staked his claim to the English throne by marrying Mary Stuart, who herself claimed to be the Queen of England. It was not long before Mary discovered that her new husband was interested only in securing sovereign power for himself. Then, on February 10, 1567, an explosion at his lodgings left Darnley dead; the intrigue thickened after it was discovered that he had apparently been suffocated before the blast. After an exhaustive reevaluation of the source material, Alison Weir has come up with a solution to this enduring mystery. Employing her gift for vivid characterization and gripping storytelling, Weir has written one of her most engaging excursions yet into Britain’s bloodstained, power-obsessed past.

Mary Queen of Scots

In My End is My Beginning
Author: James Mackay
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1780574916
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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In My End Is My Beginning is the story of Mary Queen of Scots (1542–87), the tragic heroine par excellence. Queen of an unfamiliar and troubled nation when she was a week old, it was her misfortune to be a pawn in the game of international politics throughout her life. Even in the brief period from 1561 to 1567 when she was ruler of Scotland in fact as well as in name, she was beset with problems that would have defeated a much stronger, more experienced monarch. A talented poet and a charismatic leader, she contended with a treacherous, self-serving nobility, the religious ferment of the Reformation, and the political ambitions of larger and more powerful neighbours. With little real authority and few resources, Mary’s reign was successful, until her disastrous marriage to the dissolute Darnley set in motion the events that brought about her downfall. For the last 20 years of her life she was a prisoner in the hands of her cousin, Elizabeth I of England, and the subject of treacherous plots and conspiracies. A hostage to fortune, she represented a threat and a rallying-point for English Catholics. Her tragic end was inevitable. Yet her life, with all its adventurous, failures and disasters, produced the son – James – who ultimately brought about the union of Scotland and England. In the End Is My Beginning uncovers the true facts of Mary’s life in the context of Anglo-Scottish relations and shows why, after more than 400 years, she remains arguably the greatest character in popular Scottish history.

The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots

A Novel
Author: Carolly Erickson
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429928243
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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In this dramatic, compelling fictional memoir Carolly Erickson lets the courageous, spirited Mary Queen of Scots tell her own story—and the result is a novel readers will long remember. Born Queen of Scotland, married as a young girl to the invalid young King of France, Mary took the reins of the unruly kingdom of Scotland as a young widow and fought to keep her throne. A second marriage to her handsome but dissolute cousin Lord Darnley ended in murder and scandal, while a third marriage to the dashing, commanding Lord Bothwell, the love of her life, gave her joy but widened the scandal and surrounded her with enduring ill repute. Unable to rise above the violence and disorder that swirled around her, Mary plucked up her courage and escaped to England—only to find herself a prisoner of her ruthless, merciless cousin Queen Elizabeth. Here, in her own riveting account, is the enchanting woman whose name still evokes excitement and compassion—and whose death under the headsman's axe still draws forth our sorrow. In The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots, Carolly Erickson provides another in her series of mesmerizing historical entertainments, and takes readers deep into the life and heart of the sixteenth century's most fascinating woman.

Mary Queen of Scots

Romance and Nation
Author: Jayne Lewis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134822189
Category: History
Page: 272
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As an historical figure Mary Queen of Scots has been perpetually represented on canvas, page and stage, and has captured the British imagination since the time of her death in 1587. The 'real' Mary Stuart however has remained an enigma. Mary Queen of Scots: Romance and Nation sheds light on Mary's life by exploring four main themes: * the history of Mary's representation in Britain from the late Tudor period focusing on key periods in the formation of the British identity and closely analysing several texts against a background of the visual, musical and literary works of each period * the reasons why those representing Mary have been so conscious that her image was largely a debatable fiction * the identification of symbolic styles, using Mary to reveal the habits of representation in each historical period * The link between the image of Mary Stuart and Britain's long struggle to define itself as a single nation, focusing on the roles of gender and religion in this development.

Queen of Scots

The True Life of Mary Stuart
Author: John Guy
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547526962
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 608
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National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist: A biography, “as enthralling as a detective story,” of the woman who reigned over sixteenth-century Scotland (The New York Times). “A triumph . . . A masterpiece full of fire and tragedy.” —Amanda Foreman, author of Georgiana In the first full-scale biography of Mary Stuart in more than thirty years, John Guy creates an intimate and absorbing portrait of one of history’s greatest women, depicting her world and her place in the sweep of history with stunning immediacy. Bringing together all surviving documents and uncovering a trove of new sources for the first time, Guy dispels the popular image of Mary Queen of Scots as a romantic leading lady—achieving her ends through feminine wiles—and establishes her as the intellectual and political equal of Elizabeth I. Through Guy’s pioneering research and superbly readable prose, we come to see Mary as a skillful diplomat, maneuvering ingeniously among a dizzying array of factions that sought to control or dethrone her. Queen of Scots is an enthralling, myth-shattering look at a complex woman and ruler and her time. “The definitive biography . . . Gripping . . . A pure pleasure to read.” —The Washington Post Book World “Reads like Shakespearean drama, with all the delicious plotting and fresh writing to go with it.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

On the Trail of Mary Queen of Scots


Author: J. Keith Cheetham
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9780946487509
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 179
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Traces the tumultuous life of Mary Stuart, who became queen at the age of one week and was eventually beheaded for plotting against her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I

Mary, Queen of Scots

Her Environment and Tragedy, a Biography
Author: Thomas Finlayson Henderson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Mary Queen of Scots


Author: Antonia Fraser
Publisher: Random House (UK)
ISBN: 9780749301088
Category: Queens
Page: 713
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This biography won the James Tait Black Prize. It provides an enlightening, scholarly yet moving account of the life and death of one of the most romantic figures in British history.

Mary Queen of Scots


Author: R. H. Mahon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107666007
Category: History
Page: 158
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Originally published in 1924, this book presents a historical study of Mary Queen of Scots and the Lennox Narrative, which is included at the end of the text in a modernised English version. The Narrative constitutes Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox's account of his son Henry Stewart's murder, implicating Mary within the plot to kill him. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Mary Queen of Scots and British history.

Mary, Queen of Scots

From Her Birth to Her Flight Into England: A Brief Biography: with Critical Notes, a Few Documents Hitherto Unpublished, and an Itinerary
Author: David Hay Fleming
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 543
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Mary, Queen of Scots


Author: John Watts De Peyster
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 144
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A compelling biography of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, it offers comparisons between Queen Elizabeth and Mary, citing that although all portraits of royalty at the time were flattering, that portraits of Queen Elizabeth were especially so, for she was not known to be the natural beauty that Mary Stuart purportedly was.

Mary Queen of Scots


Author: J. A. Carruth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780711701472
Category: History
Page: 32
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The dramatically contrasting scenery of Scotland is captured in this varied collection of titles.

Mary Queen of Scots


Author: Susan Watkins,Mark Fiennes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500288177
Category: Queens
Page: 224
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The fascinating but ultimately tragic tale of Mary, Queen of Scots, holds eternal appeal. In this beautifully illustrated book, now available in paperback, Susan Watkins re-creates the world in which Mary lived the landscapes, the palaces and the courtly culture, and the fine details of the domestic scene in vivid word pictures, which give life to the wealth of historical illustrations and specially taken photographs by Mark Fiennes, who accompanied Susan Watkins on her journey in search of the true story behind the Queen across three countries.

Mary, Queen of Scots


Author: Rhona Dick
Publisher: Evans Brothers
ISBN: 9780237532048
Category: Scotland
Page: 32
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Following on from the hugely successful Start-Up History, Step-Up History has been created specifically to support the schemes of work in the History Curriculum at KS2 - the next step up! Highly illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams, each spread addresses a particular topic. This book is designed to develop children's historical understanding and skills, with a Scottish focus within the sixteenth century. Mary became queen of Scotland in 1542, when she was only a few days old. In 1587 she was beheaded, on the orders of Elizabeth 1 of England. This book helps you to understand Mary's life and character. In it you will meet the people who influenced Mary and trace the events that led to her execution. Mary's motto was 'In my end is my beginning', and you will find out why this was appropriate.