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ISBN13: 9780385311298
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By the author of Marie Antoinette

She was the quintessential queen: statuesque, regal, dazzlingly beautiful. Her royal birth gave her claim to the thrones of two nations; her marriage to the young French dauphin promised to place a third glorious crown on her noble head.

Instead, Mary Stuart became the victim of her own impulsive heart, scandalizing her world with a foolish passion that would lead to abduction, rape and even murder. Betrayed by those she most trusted, she would be lured into a deadly game of power, only to lose to her envious and unforgiving cousin, Elizabeth I.

Here is her story, a queen who lost a throne for love, a monarch pampered and adored even as she was led to her beheading, the unforgettable woman who became a legend for all time.

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“A book that will leave few readers unmoved.” San Francisco Chronicle

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“She was sometimes reviled as a scheming whore, sometimes revered as a misunderstood martyr. But she was invariably regarded as fascinating. Antonia Fraser's richly readable biography demonstrates that Mary's great fascination continues unabated.” Time

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“One of the most fascinating figures in history.” The Columbus Dispatch

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“Compassionate, illuminating, rich in human interest.” The New York Times

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“With grace, sensitivity and a sharp eye for detail, Lady Antonia Fraser has succeeded not only in recapturing the real Mary from the symbol but also in illuminating the chaotic age in which she lived.” Newsweek

About the Author

Since 1969 Antonia Fraser has written many acclaimed historical works which have been international bestsellers and is the recipient of many literary awards, including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. These include the biographies Cromwell: Our Chief of Men and King Charles II and the history Faith and Treason: The Story of the Gunpowder Plot. Three highly praised books focus on women in history: The Weaker Vessel: Women's Lot in Seventeenth-Century England, The Warrior Queens, and The Six Wives of Henry VIII. Her most recent book was Marie Antoinette. She is editor of the series Kings and Queens of England. Antonia Fraser is married to the playwright Harold Pinter and lives in London.

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Reverend Mother, March 20, 2013 (view all comments by Reverend Mother)
Lady Antonia Fraser has done an extraordinary amount of research for this book and it's extremely well written. She read every letter, communique, and published work of the time, even if it wasn't in regards to the people about whom she was writing. The result is a fully fleshed out and intricate portrait of Mary and all the satellite figures before, during, and after her reign. Fraser shows us a child sent to a foreign country at the age of six; a wife and a widow at fifteen; a monarch and country torn apart by civil and religious strife; and finally a prisoner for the last decades of her life. Most of us are used to hearing about Mary via the gossip and paranoia of the Elizabethan court, but this book was written with empathy and understanding for Mary and she becomes much more than the "papist witch and pretender to the throne" she's always portrayed as. It's a final irony that Mary's son, James VI of Scotland, succeeded Elizabeth and became James I of England.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385311298
Author:
Fraser, Antonia
Publisher:
Delta
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Scotland
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
Queens
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Mary stuart, queen of the scots, 1542-1587
Subject:
Queens -- Scotland -- Biography.
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - Scotland
Subject:
Mary
Subject:
Great Britain - History - Elizabeth, 1558-
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 50
Publication Date:
19930931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
9.18x6.09x1.46 in. 1.73 lbs.

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Product details 640 pages Delta - English 9780385311298 Reviews:
"Review" by , “A book that will leave few readers unmoved.”
"Review" by , “She was sometimes reviled as a scheming whore, sometimes revered as a misunderstood martyr. But she was invariably regarded as fascinating. Antonia Fraser's richly readable biography demonstrates that Mary's great fascination continues unabated.”
"Review" by , “One of the most fascinating figures in history.”
"Review" by , “Compassionate, illuminating, rich in human interest.”
"Review" by , “With grace, sensitivity and a sharp eye for detail, Lady Antonia Fraser has succeeded not only in recapturing the real Mary from the symbol but also in illuminating the chaotic age in which she lived.”
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