Mary Queen of Scots and the Casket Letters
Mary Queen of Scots was a romantic and tragic figure. The story of the ‘Casket Letters’ adds richly to the enigma and mystery – eight letters, a love sonnet and two contracts, allegedly written by Mary to her lover, implicated Mary in her husband's murder and ‘proved’ her adultery. This forensic re-examination of the controversy, the latest historiography, and the huge literature it has generated together with an accessible presentation of the ‘Letters’, is a detailed and powerful study for both scholar and general reader and illuminates sharply the dramatic events leading to Mary’s imprisonment and eventual execution.
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Theory Possible conspiracies
The Discovery and Disclosure of the Casket Letters
A Study of the Casket Letters
The Marriage Contracts
An Assessment of the Casket Letters
Marys Own Version
Texts of the eight Casket Letters
Texts of the Marriage Contracts
Texts of the Sonnets
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