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

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

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.

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


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.

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 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.

Letters of Mary, Queen of Scots

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


Author: R. H. Mahon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107694248
Category: History
Page: 64
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First published in 1923, this book presents a study of the manuscript of George Buchanan's indictment of Mary Queen of Scots.

Mary Queen of Scots


Author: Roy C. Strong,Julia Trevelyan Oman
Publisher: Harvill Secker
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 81
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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.