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

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 704 pages
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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.
 

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User Review  - gayla.bassham - LibraryThing

I am a Tudor history buff, so I really enjoyed this. I don't think Alison Weir has ever written a bad book. Poor Mary, though. Life was not kind to her. Read full review

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User Review  - briandrewz - LibraryThing

This was a mammoth undertaking. Alison Weir explores the evidence that comes from one of the great mysteries of the Tudor period: Mary, Queen of Scots, and the murder of Lord Darnley. The book can be ... Read full review

Contents

THE PROTESTANT Lonos
1
The Three Crowns
7
The Most Beautiful in Europe
33
Powerful Considerations
42
A Handsome Lusty Youth
58
Most Unworlhy to Be Matched
113
As They Have Brewed S0 Let Them Drink
133
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162
None Dare Find Fault with
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Postscript
578
List of Abbreviations
587
Genealogical Tables
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About the author (2007)

Alison Weir is the author of four other books on English history, including Eleanor of Aquitaine. She lives outside London with her husband and two children.

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