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

Letters of Mary, Queen of Scots

And Documents Connected with Her Personal History. Now First Published with an Introd
Author: Mary (Queen of Scots),Agnes Strickland
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Queens
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

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


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.

Maria Stuart


Author: Stefan Zweig
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736850565
Category: Fiction
Page: 494
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"Maria Stuart" ist ein Werk des österreichischen Autors Stefan Zweig über die schottische und französische Königin Maria Stuart. Stefan Zweig (* 28. November 1881 in Wien; † 23. Februar 1942 in Petrópolis, Bundesstaat Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien) war ein österreichischer Schriftsteller.

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

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.

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.

Queen of Scots

The True Life of Mary Stuart
Author: John Guy
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618619177
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 581
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A new historian of Mary Queen of Scots draws on new sources to shatter various myths surrounding this odd monarch and uncover some of the scandals and political machinations underpinning, and undermining, her throne. Winner of the Whitbread Award for Biography. Reprint.

The Trial of Mary Queen of Scots

Sixteenth Century Crisis of Female Sovereignty
Author: Elizabeth Jayne Lewis
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312218157
Category: History
Page: 138
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The treason trial and execution of Mary Queen of Scots in 1586 constitutes a crucial moment in English history. This brief history with documents uses the conflict between Mary and her cousin Elizabeth Tudor, Queen of England, and its violent outcomes to explore a variety of important themes in English history including religion, nationality, sovereignty, gender, and the legitimacy of female rule. An extensive introduction discusses the trial and the events that precipitated it and offers relevant background on the political and religious history of sixteenth-century England. Nine primary documents--including treatises on the legitimacy of female rule, trial records, Elizabeth's speeches to parliament, letters between Mary and Elizabeth, and accounts of the trial by contemporaries--immerse the reader in debates and controversies surrounding the two queens and the trial.

Mary Queen of Scots


Author: Retha M. Warnicke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134436068
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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"Scholars now have Warnicke to use as their chief one volume study of Mary" Julian Goodare, University of Edinburgh In this biography of one of the most intriguing figures of early modern European history, Retha Warnicke, widely regarded as a leading historian on Tudor queenship, offers a fresh interpretation of the life of Mary Stuart, popularly known as Mary Queen of Scots. Setting Mary's life within the context of the cultural and intellectual climate of the time and bringing to life the realities of being a female monarch in the sixteenth century, Warnicke also examines Mary's three marriages, her constant ill health and her role in numerous plots and conspiracies. Placing Mary within the context of early modern gender relations, Warnicke reveals the challenges that faced her and the forces that worked to destroy her. This highly readable and fascinating study will pour fresh light on the much-debated life of a central figure of the sixteenth century, providing a new interpretation of Mary Stuart's impact on politics, gender and nationhood in the Tudor era.

The Tragic Histories of Mary Queen of Scots, 1560-1690

Rhetoric, Passions, and Political Literature
Author: John D. Staines
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754666110
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 278
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Charting developments in public rhetoric and political writing from the Elizabethan period through the Restoration, John Staines here explores the political consequences of the emotions generated by the image of Mary Queen of Scots, tragic woman and queen. This study identifies two basic literary traditions of her tragedy: one conservative, sentimental, and royalist, the other radical, skeptical, and republican.

Mary Queen of Scots

And the Murder of Lord Darnley
Author: Alison Weir
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446449211
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 640
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On the night of 10 February 1567 an explosion devastated the Edinburgh residence of Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley, second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots. The noise was heard as far away as Holyrood Palace, where Queen Mary was attending a wedding masque. Those arriving at the scene of devastation found, in the garden, the naked corpses of Darnley and his valet. Neither had died in the explosion, but both bodies bore marks of strangulation. It was clear that they had been murdered and the house destroyed in an attempt to obliterate the evidence. Darnley was not a popular king-consort, but he was regarded by many as having a valid claim to the English throne. For this reason Elizabeth I had opposed his family's longstanding wish to marry him to Mary Stuart, who herself claimed to be the rightful queen of England. Alison Weir's investigation of Darnley's murder is set against one of the most dramatic periods in British history. Her conclusions will shed a brilliant new light on the actions and motives of the conspirators and, in particular, the extent of Mary's own involvement.

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

an illustrated life
Author: Susan Doran,British Library
Publisher: British Library Board
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 191
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Mary, Queen of Scots polarized entire nations, weathered multiple romantic scandals, and immersed herself in intrigues and subterfuge to advance her claim to the British throne—a prolonged political battle which culminated in her notoriously botched and bloody beheading at the decree of Elizabeth I. It’s no wonder she has captured the imaginations of millions over the centuries, or that her dramatic life story has been recounted in plays, poems, songs, operas, and films. But now Susan Doran offers a fresh and compelling look at Mary’s life, narrated through vivid illustrations and analysis of the documents that form the original basis of our knowledge of this celebrated figure. An acclaimed scholar of Elizabethan history, Doran expertly recreates the life and work of Mary, Queen of Scots in an engaging and informed narrative, revealing a wholly new—and deeply human—dimension to her tumultuous and tragic saga. From her flight to France to the murders of her secretary and second husband to her final eighteen years as a virtual prisoner in England, each major stage of Mary’s life unfolds in fascinating detail, as Doran draws from a vast array of archival materials—including numerous letters and records set in their full historical context—and vivid portraiture from the period. This brilliantly illustrated biography of Mary, Queen of Scots paints a compelling and engrossing picture of the infamous queen and her tempestuous life. An invaluable read for every Anglophile, Mary Queen of Scots places the queen squarely on her rightful historical throne.

Mary Queen of Scots and the Casket Letters


Author: A. E. MacRobert
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860648298
Category: History
Page: 235
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This study re-examines the story of the Casket Letters, allegedly written by Mary to her lover Bothwell. The author sets out to provide an accessible presentation of the letters, as well as look at the controversy, the latest historiography and the literature it has generated.