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Queen of Scots

John Guy

An intimate, myth-shattering new biography of Mary Queen of Scots by a premier historian that draws on a trove of newly discovered sources.Queen of Scots, the first full-scale biography of Mary in more than thirty years, offers a singularly novel, nuanced, and dramatic portrait of one of history's greatest women. John Guy draws on sources -- many previously unstudied -- as varied as the secret communiques of English spies and Mary's own letters. Dispelled is the ingrained popular image of Mary as a romantic leading lady, achieving her ends through feminine wiles, driven by love to murder, undone by passion and bad judgment. We come to see her as an emotionally intricate woman and an adroit diplomat, maneuvering ingeniously among a dizzying array of factions who sought to control or dethrone her. Guy's investigation of Mary's storied downfall throws sharp new light on questions that have baffled historians for centuries, and offers convincing new evidence that she was framed for the murder for which she was beheaded.

An intimate, myth-shattering new biography of Mary Queen of Scots by a premier historian that draws on a trove of newly discovered sources.Queen of Scots, the first full-scale biography of Mary in more than thirty years, offers a singularly novel, nuanced, and dramatic portrait of one of history's greatest women. John Guy draws on sources -- many previously unstudied -- as varied as the secret communiques of English spies and Mary's own letters. Dispelled is the ingrained popular image of Mary as a romantic leading lady, achieving her ends through feminine wiles, driven by love to murder, undone by passion and bad judgment. We come to see her as an emotionally intricate woman and an adroit diplomat, maneuvering ingeniously among a dizzying array of factions who sought to control or dethrone her. Guy's investigation of Mary's storied downfall throws sharp new light on questions that have baffled historians for centuries, and offers convincing new evidence that she was framed for the murder for which she was beheaded.
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An intimate, myth-shattering new biography of Mary Queen of Scots by a premier historian that draws on a trove of newly discovered sources.Queen of Scots, the first full-scale biography of Mary in more than thirty years, offers a singularly novel, nuanced, and dramatic portrait of one of history's greatest women. John Guy draws on sources -- many previously unstudied -- as varied as the secret communiques of English spies and Mary's own letters. Dispelled is the ingrained popular image of Mary as a romantic leading lady, achieving her ends through feminine wiles, driven by love to murder, undone by passion and bad judgment. We come to see her as an emotionally intricate woman and an adroit diplomat, maneuvering ingeniously among a dizzying array of factions who sought to control or dethrone her. Guy's investigation of Mary's storied downfall throws sharp new light on questions that have baffled historians for centuries, and offers convincing new evidence that she was framed for the murder for which she was beheaded.

Language:

English

Length:

5h 41m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:03


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:21


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:24