Mary Queen of Scots: The Fair Devil of Scotland

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R. Hale, 1975 - Queens - 240 pages
Text and accompanying illustrations present the biography of Mary Stuart who succeeded to the throne when she was six days old. The biography attempts to dispel the myth that she was the "Fair Devil of Scotland" and tries to show that she was a warm, tolerant, and enlightened woman.

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Jean Plaidy was a British writer who wrote under various pen names. Her real name is Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert. She was born in London on September 1, 1906. Most of the books written as Jean Plaidy are historical romances based on English history featuring historical figures. The first, Beyond the Blue Mountains, was published in 1947. Hibbert also wrote five nonfiction histories and two children's books. Besides Jean Plaidy, Hibbert wrote under Victoria Holt, Phillipa Carr, Elbur Ford, Kathleen Kellow, Ellalice Tate, and her maiden name, Eleanor Burford. Hibbert died on January 18, 1993.

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