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Mary Queen of Scots: An Illustrated Life


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Mary, Queen of Scots polarized entire nations, weathered multiple romantic scandals, and immersed herself in intrigues and subterfuge to advance her claim to the British throne—a prolonged political battle which culminated in her notoriously botched and bloody beheading at the decree of Elizabeth I. Its no wonder she has captured the imaginations of millions over the centuries, or that her dramatic life story has been recounted in plays, poems, songs, operas, and films. But now Susan Doran offers a fresh and compelling look at Marys life, narrated through vivid illustrations and analysis of the documents that form the original basis of our knowledge of this celebrated figure.

            An acclaimed scholar of Elizabethan history, Doran expertly recreates the life and work of Mary, Queen of Scots in an engaging and informed narrative, revealing a wholly new—and deeply human—dimension to her tumultuous and tragic saga. From her flight to France to the murders of her secretary and second husband to her final eighteen years as a virtual prisoner in England, each major stage of Marys life unfolds in fascinating detail, as Doran draws from a vast array of archival materials—including numerous letters and records set in their full historical context—and vivid portraiture from the period.

            This brilliantly illustrated biography of Mary, Queen of Scots paints a compelling and engrossing picture of the infamous queen and her tempestuous life. An invaluable read for every Anglophile, Mary Queen of Scots places the queen squarely on her rightful historical throne.


This book tells the dramatic story of Mary's life, but unlike other biographies the narrative is illustrated with many of the documents upon which our knowledge is based, as well as pictures of the leading characters in the story.

About the Author

Susan Doran teaches early modern history at Christ Church, University of Oxford, and was curator of the 2003 National Maritime Museum exhibition on Elizabeth I. She is also the author of Monarchy and Matrimony, England and Europe in the Sixteenth Century, and Historic Lives: Elizabeth I.

Table of Contents

1. Early Life in Scotland and France 1542-1558
2. Queen-Dauphine and Queen of France 1558-1560
3. Widowed Queen of Scotland 1561-1564
4. Married Queen of Scotland 1565-1567
5. Early Years in England 1568-1572
6. Captivity, Conspiracies and Execution 1572-1587
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Doran, Susan
British Library
Great Britain - History - Elizabeth, 1558-
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40 color plates, 40 halftones
9.5 x 7 in

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