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Mary Queen Of Scots - Women in History (Paperback)
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Mary Queen Of Scots - Women in History (Paperback)

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Paperback 800 Pages / Published: 08/01/2015
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'Reads like an engrossing novel' Sunday Times

Mary Queen of Scots passed her childhood in France and married the Dauphin to become Queen of France at the age of sixteen. Widowed less than two years later, she returned to Scotland as Queen after an absence of thirteen years. Her life then entered its best known phase: the early struggles with John Knox, and the unruly Scottish nobility; the fatal marriage to Darnley and his mysterious death; her marriage to Bothwell, the chief suspect, that led directly to her long English captivity at the hands of Queen Elizabeth; the poignant and extraordinary story of her long imprisonment that ended with the labyrinthine Babington plot to free her, and her execution at the age of forty-four.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781780229263
Number of pages: 800
Weight: 630 g
Dimensions: 194 x 134 x 47 mm


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[A] ground-breaking biography ... One of the greatest international bestsellers of the post-war period, Mary Queen of Scots ... launched Fraser's now award-studded career, and single-handedly created a new publishing genre ... The true golden age of British biography really began with the publication of Mary Queen of Scots and it won't end so long as Fraser keeps tapping away on her ancient Smith Corona -- Andrew Roberts * Daily Telegraph *
Lady Fraser brings intuitive insight and humble self projection to this period without losing historical balance. She gives us imaginative vitality and the historical edifice at once -- Norman MacKenzie * International Review of Scottish Studies *
Before biography was fashionable, Antonia Fraser made the past popular * Guardian *
Fraser is at her best here, lucid, authoritative and compassionate * Sunday Times *
This is a fine biography, sympathetic without sentimentality, and with a keen awareness of the texture of its subject's world * Literary Review *
Lady Antonia Fraser tells Mary's story movingly and yet with scholarship, insight and balance. It is the sort of biography of Mary which has long been needed * The Scotsman *
The irreplaceable classic biography -- A. N. Wilson * The Spectator *

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