Mary Queen of Scots

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Delta Trade Paperbacks, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 613 pages
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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.

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Fraser, A. (2015). Mary Queen of Scotts.
Summary: This was a biography that highlighted the life of Mary the Queen of Scotts. Her rise and her fall.
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enjoyed this book a lot. Medieval history has always intrigued me and that’s why I picked this book. I would recommend this book as something to use as a research for a report or project. It has lots of information.
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User Review  - Elysianfield - LibraryThing

This was the first book about Mary Queen of Scots that wasn't boring. I still think Mary was an idiot but the book was good. Read full review

Contents

All Men Lamented
3
Englands Rough Wooing
22
The Most Perfect Child
36
Copyright

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About the author (1993)

Since 1969 Antonia Fraser has written many acclaimed historical works which have been international bestsellers and is the recipient of many literary awards, including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. These include the biographies Cromwell: Our Chief of Men and King Charles II and the history Faith and Treason: The Story of the Gunpowder Plot. Three highly praised books focus on women in history: The Weaker Vessel: Women s Lot in Seventeenth-Century England, The Warrior Queens, and The Six Wives of Henry VIII. Her most recent book was Marie Antoinette. She is editor of the series Kings and Queens of England. Antonia Fraser is married to the playwright Harold Pinter and lives in London.

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