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In the first full-scale biography of Mary Stuart in more than thirty years, John Guy creates an intimate and absorbing portrait of one of history's most famous women, depicting her world and her place in the sweep of history with stunning immediacy.

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In the first full-scale biography of Mary Stuart in more than thirty years, John Guy creates an intimate and absorbing portrait of one of history's most famous women, depicting her world and her place in the sweep of history with stunning immediacy. Bringing together all surviving documents and uncovering a trove of new sources for the first time, Guy dispels the popular image of Mary Queen of Scots as a romantic leading lady—achieving her ends through feminine wiles—and establishes her as the intellectual and political equal of Elizabeth I.

Through Guy's pioneering research and superbly readable prose, we come to see Mary as a skillful diplomat, maneuvering ingeniously among a dizzying array of factions that sought to control or dethrone her. Mary Queen of Scots is an enthralling, myth-shattering look at a complex woman and ruler and her time.

"As enthralling as a detective story." -New York Times Book Review

"Recent royal shenanigans look tame compared with what John Guy unearths." -Entertainment Weekly

"The definitive biography . . . gripping . . . a pure pleasure to read." -Washington Post Book World

"Spirited and satisfying . . . Guy's account has all the twists and turns of a good thriller-and plenty of horror, too." -Kirkus
Bookstem:L0618_MaryQueen
ISBN:9781328638991
SKU/EAN:L0618_MaryQueen

Mary Queen of Scots

The True Life of Mary Stuart

Author John Guy

Narrated by Lucy Rayner

Publication date Dec 7, 2018

Running time 25 hrs 8 min

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