The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots

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The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots

Mary was born Queen of Scots, raised in France, and died in England. With her marriage to Francis, Mary's story starts off. Her life in France took a downward turn after Francis died, leaving Mary ready to return to Scotland and her people. Unfortunately, Mary's poor choices in men lead her to marry Darnley who threatens not only her hold on the crown but her life as well. Forced to run, Mary flees to her cousin Elizabeth, Queen of England, only to find herself imprisoned. As one of the most intriguing women of history, Mary, Queen of Scots is brought to life in this entertaining work.
Carolly Erickson's historical entertainments bring history to life in intriguing and dramatic ways. While not always accurate in all details, her books are well-written, fictionalized looks at some of history's most interesting people. When thinking historical fiction, Carolyy Erickson should be one of the first names that come to mind. Mary has always come across as a flighty, selfish woman who should never have been queen, but Carolly Erickson makes her a more understandable, likable character. For any one who enjoys history, "The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots" is one book that you can't miss.

Book Blurb for The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots

Born Queen of Scotland, married as a girl to the invalid young King of France, Mary took the reins of the unruly king dom of Scotland as a young widow and fought to keep her throne. A second marriage to her handsome but dissolute cousin Lord Darnley ended in murder and scandal, while a third to the dash - ing Lord Bothwell, the love of her life, gave her joy but widened the scandal and surrounded her with enduring ill repute.

Unable to rise above the violence and disorder that swirled around her, Mary escaped to England—only to find herself a prisoner of her ruthless, merciless cousin Queen Elizabeth.

Here, in her own riveting account, is the enchanting woman whose name still evokes excitement and compassion—and whose death under the headsman’s axe still draws forth our sorrow.

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2009 4.25