Mary, Queen of Scots: A Study in Failure [Paperback] [Aug 17, 2017] Wormald, Jenny and Groundwater, Anna - Bee's Emporium

Mary, Queen of Scots: A Study in Failure [Paperback] [Aug 17, 2017] Wormald, Jenny and Groundwater, Anna

John Donald

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Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, has long been portrayed as one of history's romantically tragic figures. Devious, naive, beautiful and sexually voracious, often highly principled, she secured the Scottish throne and bolstered the position of the Catholic Church in Scotland. Her plotting, including probable involvement in the murder of her husband Lord Darnley, led to her flight from Scotland and imprisonment by her equally ambitious cousin and fellow queen, Elizabeth of England. Yet when Elizabeth ordered Mary's execution in 1587 it was an act of exasperated frustration rather than political wrath. Unlike biographies of Mary predating thisÊ


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