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Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart

Paperback. Pub Date: October 2005 Pages: 608 in Publisher: Mariner Books National Book Critics Circle Award finalist A triumph ... a masterpiece full of fire and tragedy-Amanda Foreman. author of Georgiana 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 greatest women. depicting her world and her place in the sweep of history with stunning immediacy. inging 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 ...


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