Homecoming: The Scottish Years of Mary, Queen of Scots (Hardback)Rosemary Goring (author)
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In this beautifully crafted and deeply researched biography, Rosemary Goring delivers a fascinating account of the twelve years Mary Stuart resided in her native Scotland, and the events that shaped her life as well as the Scottish nation.
One of the most famous queens in history, Mary Stuart lived in her homeland for just twelve years: as a dauntless child who laughed at her friends' seasickness as they sailed to safety in France and later, on her return as a 18-year-old widow to take control of a nation riven with factions, dissent and religious strife. Brief though her time in Scotland was, her experience profoundly influenced who she was and what happened to her.
In this book, Rosemary Goring tells the story of Mary's Scottish years through the often dramatic and atmospheric locations and settings where the events that shaped her life took place and also examines the part Scotland, and its tumultuous court and culture, played in her downfall. Whether or not Mary Stuart emerges blameless or guilty, in this evocative retelling she can be seen for who she really was.
Linlithgow Palace * Stirling Castle * Dumbarton Castle * Leith * Holyrood Palace * Crichton Castle * Darnaway Castle * Huntly Castle * Spynie Palace * Falkland Palace * Seton Palace * St Andrews and Fife * Dunbar Castle * Edinburgh Castle * Traquair House * Hermitage Castle * Jedburgh, Mary Queen of Scots House * Craigmillar Castle * Edinburgh and Kirk o' Field * Borthwick Castle * Carberry Hill * Lochleven Castle * Langside * Dundrennan Abbey
Publisher: Birlinn General
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 578 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 35 mm
'Brings into vibrant focus some lesser-known, intimate details about the young queen that make her wholly relatable today' - The Sunday Post
'Like Mary, Homecoming is fresh and flighty, maddening, but irresistibly unbuttoned' - The Times
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