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    • ISBN:9781444740264
    • Publication date:08 Dec 2011

Marie And Mary

By Nigel Tranter

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The turbulent sixteenth century is the background for the story of Scotland's most fascinating queens: Mary, Queen of Scots.

Marie de Guise ruled Scotland alone after the death of her husband James V. She foiled Henry Tudor of England's plans to marry her baby daughter to his son Edward and unite the two thrones under English rule by sending young Mary to France. She kept the peace between Protestants and Catholics while John Knox was becoming a fiery power in the land.

Beautiful, lively and clever, Mary, Queen of Scots was welcomed back to the country of her birth after her mother died. But her troubles mounted with her disastrous marriages to Lord Darnley and to Lord Bothwell after Darnley's murder. In spite of numerous plots against her, and even after her little son James was crowned king, she always believed that Elizabeth I of England would help her. Trustingly, she set off for England - and her tragic fate.

Biographical Notes

One of Scotland's best-loved authors, Nigel Tranter wrote over ninety novels on Scottish history. He died at the age of ninety on 9 January 2000.

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  • ISBN: 9780340823552
  • Publication date: 28 Mar 2005
  • Page count: 208
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks
He has an amazingly broad grip of Scottish history — Daily Telegraph
One of Scotland's most prolific and respected writers — The Times
An accomplished writer of compelling and unforgettable historical novels — She magazine
Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes — Scotland on Sunday
Tranter's popularity lies in his knack of making historical events immediate and exciting — Historical Novels Review
An informative, entertaining read — Daily Examiner
He treats history with respect — Financial Times
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