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The Royal Stuarts: A History of the Family That Shaped Britain

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"Compelling...A masterly feat...A magnificent, sweeping, authoritative, warm yet wry history."

--The Wall Street Journal

 

In this fascinating and intimate portrait of the Stuarts, author Allan Massie takes us deep into one of historys bloodiest and most tumultuous reigns. Exploring the family's lineage from the first Stuart king to the last, The Royal Stuarts is a panoramic history of the family that acted as a major player in the Scottish Wars of Independence, the Union of the Crowns, the English Civil War, the Restoration, and more. 

 

Drawing on the accounts of historians past and present, novels, and plays, this is the complete story of the Stuart family, documenting their path from the salt marshes of Brittany to the thrones of Scotland and England and eventually to exile. The Royal Stuarts brings to life figures like Mary, Queens of Scots, Charles I, and Bonnie Prince Charlie, uncovering a family of strong affections and fierce rivalries. Told with panache, Allan Massie's The Royal Stuarts is the gripping true story of backstabbing, betrayal, and ambition gone awry.

About the Author

ALLAN MASSIE is the award-winning author of many novels, including his Roman Quartet —Antony, Augustus, Tiberius and Caesar. He lives in the Scottish Borders and writes for the Daily Telegraph, Scotsman and for the Spectator, where he has a regular column.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781250024923
Author:
Massie, Allan
Publisher:
Griffin
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
World History-England General
Subject:
Biography-Royalty
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 Family Trees/ Index
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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» Biography » Royalty
» History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
» History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » Tudor to Stuart Period
» History and Social Science » World History » England » General

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