The Life of Mary: Queen of Scots: An Accidental Tragedy
by Roderick Graham
Hardcover from Pegasus
Mary Queen of Scots
by Antonia Fraser
Paperback from Delta
The Myth of "Bloody Mary": A Biography of Queen Mary I of England
by Linda Porter
Paperback from St. Martin's Griffin
Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens
by Jane Dunn
Paperback from Vintage
Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart
by John Guy
Paperback from Mariner Books
A Biography of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox,(1515-1578): Niece of Henry VIII and Mother-In-Law of Mary, Queen of Scots (Studies in British History, V. 62)
Mary Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley
by Alison Weir
The acclaimed author of The Princes in the Tower now brilliantly investigates another of Britainâ€™s notorious unsolved mysteries: the murder of Lord Darnley, second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots.
Tall, handsome, accomplished, and charming, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, had it all, including a strong claim to the English throne, a fact that threatened the already insecure Elizabeth I. She therefore opposed any plan for Darnley to marry her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots, who herself claimed to be Queen of England. But in 1565 Mary met and fell in love with Darnleyâ€”and defied Elizabeth by marrying him. It was not long before she discovered that her new husband was weak and vicious, and interested only in securing sovereign power for himself.
On February 10, 1567, an explosion at his lodgings left Darnley dead. There were many who might have had a motive for murdering him, not least Mary herself. The intrigue thickened after it was discovered that apparently he had been suffocated before the blast. Emerging from the tragedy were more mysteries than any historian has ever satisfactorily solved.
Mary and Darnleyâ€™s marriage had been an adulterous disaster. After Darnleyâ€™s death, Mary showed favor to the powerful Earl of Bothwell, causing her enemies to accuse her of being his partner in both infidelity and murder. Mary insisted that the murder conspiracy had been aimed at her, and that she had escaped only by changing her plans at the last minute. It has even been suggested that Darnley himself had planned the explosion in order to kill her.
The murder of Darnley ultimately led to Maryâ€™s ruin. After her deposition, there conveniently came to light a box of documentsâ€”the notorious Casket Lettersâ€”that her enemies claimed were proof of her guilt. But Mary was never allowed to see them, and they disappeared in 1584. The question of their authenticity has haunted historians ever since.
After exhaustive reexamination and reevaluation of the source material, Alison Weir has come up with a solution to this enduring mystery that can be substantiated by contemporary evidence, and in the process has shattered many of the misconceptions about Mary, Queen of Scots. Employing once more the bright writing and stunning characterizations that have made her a favorite writer of popular history, Weir has written one of her most engaging excursions into Britainâ€™s bloodstained, power-obsessed past.
Hardcover: 688 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.66 x 9.58 x 6.43
Publisher: Ballantine Books (Trd); 1st edition (April 1, )
by Kim Schutte
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press; (December )
History of Mary Queen of Scots
by Adam Blackwood
Publisher: AMS Press; Reprint edition
Mary Queen of Scots
by Antonia Fraser
Paperback: 640 pages
Delta; ISBN: 038531129X; Reprint edition
Mary Queen of Scots
by Susan Watkins
Book Description: All the world lamented the execution of Mary Queen of Scots. "No man ever saw her without love or will read her history without pity." Whether it is this French Marie Stuart recorded by Brantôme, the German Maria Stuart of Schiller's tragedy, the Italian Maria Stuarda of Donizetti's opera, or the more recent queen of film played by Katharine Hepburn or Vanessa Redgrave, her story resonates over four centuries. The tale of the free-spirited and beautiful Queen of Scots, who refused to accept the constraints of her birth and position, still appeals to us today. Mary's inheritance gave her both the Scottish throne in 1542, when she was only six days old, and a claim to the English throne that would lead to her death. It gave her an upbringing in France, cultural and intellectual center of Europe, where she witnessed the power play of her Guise relations, married the heir to the French throne, and became queen of France, only to be widowed at eighteen. There was a turbulent interlude as ruler of Scotland, made the more tumultuous by two disastrous marriages and rumors of adultery and murder. Finally, there was an eighteen-year exile as Elizabeth I's prisoner, passing the long days of captivity at her embroidery or her prayers, the center of a network of intrigue, double agents, coded dispatches, and mysterious couriers, which was to lead ineluctably to her trial and execution. Susan Watkins re-creates the world in which Mary lived—the landscapes, the palaces and the courtly culture, and the fine details of the domestic scene. The text gives life to the wealth of historical illustrations and specially taken photographs by Mark Fiennes, who accompanied Susan Watkins on her journey in search of Mary Queen of Scots. 194 color illustrations and photographs.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson; (April )
Mary, Queen of Scots: Pride, Passion and a Kingdom Lost
by Jenny Wormald
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; (May 4, )
The Rough Wooings: Mary Queen of Scots, 1542 -1551
by Marcus Merriman
Publisher: Tuckwell Press; (March )
Two Queens in One Isle: The Deadly Relationship of Elizabeth I & Mary Queen of Scots
by Alison Plowden
Paperback - December 1999
On the Trail of Mary Queen of Scots
by Keith J. Cheetham
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd.; (November )
Mary Queen of Scots and the Casket Letters
by A. E. MacRobert
Book Description: 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',..
Hardcover: 288 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.01 x 8.98 x 6.80
Publisher: I B Tauris & Co Ltd; (October 4, )
The Trial of Mary Queen of Scots: A Brief History With Documents
by Jayne Elizabeth Lewis
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's;
Mary Queen of Scots: Romance and Nation
by Jayne Elizabeth Lewis
Book Description: Examining visual, musical and literary works from the late Tudor period to the First World War, Mary Queen of Scots traces a nation's long romance with the queen it once rejected. Considering both mainstream works (from Edmund Spenser to Sir Walter Scott) and the attachments to Mary that have been formed and sustained by certain subaltern groups, particularly women, Jayne Lewis separates Mary's life from the myth that formed about her and shows how her prevailing image as a sexualized mother has made her a complicated object of political and personal desire. Lewis demonstrates how this desire emerged at a formative moment in the history of modern Britain, and, over time, subliminally shaped that very history.
Mary Queen of Scots: A Spiritual Biography
by Carol Schaefer
Publisher: Crossroad/Herder & Herder; (April )
Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles
by Margaret George
Publisher: St. Martin's Press; Reprint edition
by Alexandre Dumas
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Writing Renaissance Queens: Texts by and About Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots
by Lisa Hopkins
Publisher: Univ of Delaware Pr;
Reading Monarchs' Writing: The Poetry of Henry VIII, Mary Stuart, Elizabeth I, and James VI/I
by Peter C. Herman (Editor)
Publisher: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies; (June 1, )
The Politics of Religion in the Age of Mary, Queen of Scots
by Jane E.A. Dawson
Book Description: During his brief political career, Archibald Campbell, 5th earl of Argyll (1530-73) played a crucial role in the mid-century upheavals in Scottish and British politics. This definitive study on Argyll is a major contribution to Scottish political history, and a significant new contribution to the history of the reign of Mary, Queen of Scots. The study of his career changes significantly the axis of mid-Tudor studies as well as the study of the dynamics of Scottish history. Important European contexts and resonances are also explored.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press;
A Time for the Death of a King
by Ann Dukthas
Historical mystery featuring a time travelling detective.
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