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Mary Queen of Scots: The True Story of the Life & Time of Mary Stuart of Scotland (Royalty Biography & British History)

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Few women in history have stood the test of time but the true story surrounding the ill-fated Mary Queen of Scots has ensured that her story lives on to intrigue and fascinate. Who was this 16th Century lady and what role did she play in the history of Great Britain? Piece together the Queen of Scots’ turbulent relationship with her cousin Elizabeth I of England, which ult Few women in history have stood the test of time but the true story surrounding the ill-fated Mary Queen of Scots has ensured that her story lives on to intrigue and fascinate. Who was this 16th Century lady and what role did she play in the history of Great Britain? Piece together the Queen of Scots’ turbulent relationship with her cousin Elizabeth I of England, which ultimately proved to be her downfall. In different circumstances the two women might well have been friends but when the Queen of England signed Mary’s death warrant the Queen of Scots, dressed in blood red, played out her final act under the executioner’s axe. ✓ Includes photos and illustrations! You will learn about: Her life beginning to the end Background on the royal lines Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth – Her relationship Queen Elizabeth I Mary Queen of Scots and the murder of Lord Darnley The Casket Letters and resulting trial The Babington Plot Her execution for treason


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Few women in history have stood the test of time but the true story surrounding the ill-fated Mary Queen of Scots has ensured that her story lives on to intrigue and fascinate. Who was this 16th Century lady and what role did she play in the history of Great Britain? Piece together the Queen of Scots’ turbulent relationship with her cousin Elizabeth I of England, which ult Few women in history have stood the test of time but the true story surrounding the ill-fated Mary Queen of Scots has ensured that her story lives on to intrigue and fascinate. Who was this 16th Century lady and what role did she play in the history of Great Britain? Piece together the Queen of Scots’ turbulent relationship with her cousin Elizabeth I of England, which ultimately proved to be her downfall. In different circumstances the two women might well have been friends but when the Queen of England signed Mary’s death warrant the Queen of Scots, dressed in blood red, played out her final act under the executioner’s axe. ✓ Includes photos and illustrations! You will learn about: Her life beginning to the end Background on the royal lines Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth – Her relationship Queen Elizabeth I Mary Queen of Scots and the murder of Lord Darnley The Casket Letters and resulting trial The Babington Plot Her execution for treason

30 review for Mary Queen of Scots: The True Story of the Life & Time of Mary Stuart of Scotland (Royalty Biography & British History)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Rhonda Hicks

    I was intrigued by this book and was both excited and dreading it at the same time. Most books about a monarchy are so detail-oriented it often feels like the author has taken on a new tangent every time a different topic is approached. Not this one. I've read the reviews and I hope you make it to mine before you make your ultimate decision on whether or not to select Liam Dale's book "Mary Queen of Scots". Yes, this is a quick, easy read rendition of years worth of information concerning a ve I was intrigued by this book and was both excited and dreading it at the same time. Most books about a monarchy are so detail-oriented it often feels like the author has taken on a new tangent every time a different topic is approached. Not this one. I've read the reviews and I hope you make it to mine before you make your ultimate decision on whether or not to select Liam Dale's book "Mary Queen of Scots". Yes, this is a quick, easy read rendition of years worth of information concerning a very important person in history. Not everyone wants to muddle through all the facts, dates, and mundane happenings. So, if you're expecting that to happen, you'll be sadly disappointed. However, the avenues to which she is related to other monarchs, the reason there are two different spellings for the last name, and the important highlights and supposition of what took place are all there. All told in a story format which makes it easy to follow, understand, and remember. Now I have an overall general idea of some things and if I choose to research further, then by all means that avenue is open to me. If not, I still have the knowledge laid out in this book. I thought it was well done, flowed easily, and gave me a new insight into some aspects of her life. I say well done.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jamie Jack

    Short and For Younger Readers It's funny. I had signed up for this book at one of my favorite book review sites but held off reading it until I was in a suitable frame of mind for a more serious, heavy book, as I assumed this one would be. But it is not. In fact, I find it rather light in several respects. It isn't very long, only 33 pages at Amazon. So this is a super quick read on this infamous monarch. There isn't much depth here. Key points of her life are looked at very briefly (e.g., her re Short and For Younger Readers It's funny. I had signed up for this book at one of my favorite book review sites but held off reading it until I was in a suitable frame of mind for a more serious, heavy book, as I assumed this one would be. But it is not. In fact, I find it rather light in several respects. It isn't very long, only 33 pages at Amazon. So this is a super quick read on this infamous monarch. There isn't much depth here. Key points of her life are looked at very briefly (e.g., her relationship with Elizabeth I, the Darnley plot, and her death because of treason), but that's about it. For such a short book, I thought the author went off inappropriately on tangents occasionally, like talking about the nursery rhyme, “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary.” The tone of the book comes across as if it is meant for tweens or teens. It doesn't read like a serious adult book. That may or may not appeal to you! For me, I was left wanting more. I received a free copy of this book, but that did not affect my review. My book blog: https://www.readingfanaticreviews.com

  3. 5 out of 5

    Genevieve

    I was prompted to read this book after seeing the recent movie. I found the movie interesting, but hard to follow in regards to the characters. I found and chose this book to read because of the author's research into Mary's life. It was still confusing at times, but I had a better sense of who's who than I did before reading the book. I plan to re-watch the movie as I think I can follow it better now. I was prompted to read this book after seeing the recent movie. I found the movie interesting, but hard to follow in regards to the characters. I found and chose this book to read because of the author's research into Mary's life. It was still confusing at times, but I had a better sense of who's who than I did before reading the book. I plan to re-watch the movie as I think I can follow it better now.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sharon

    A superb short book that is jam packed full of information. I have always been interested in Mary and so choosing to read this book was a no brainer for me. The information is presented in an easy to read, follow and understand way. A must read for anyone who wants to learn more about this historical figure. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  5. 5 out of 5

    J E Verney

    Interesting and informative Loved the book, straight facts without waffle, can be read in 30 minutes, ideal companion for examinations without being boring

  6. 5 out of 5

    Penny Mechler

    An excellent synopsis of the life and tragic end of Mary Queen of Scots. This was a condense, easy to understand account of her life. I found it informative and enjoyable to read.

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  16. 5 out of 5

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  20. 4 out of 5

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  21. 4 out of 5

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