[Alison Weir] Mary ueen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley [womens studies Book] Epub – Book or DOC

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Reevaluation of the source material Alison Weir has come up with a solution to this enduring mystery Employing her gift for vivid characterization and gripping storytelling Weir has written one of her most engaging excursions yet into Britain’s bloodstained power obsessed pa Like a couple of other readers I could not finish this book I retreated at the half way mark It is without doubt a well researched book but I had a lot of trouble keeping up wit

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BONUS This edition contains an excerpt from Alison Weir's  Mary BoleynHandsome accomplished and charming Henry Stuart Lord Darnley staked his claim to the English throne by marrying Mary Stuart who herself claimed to be the ueen of England It was not long before Mary discovere En Ma Fingit Mon CommencementIn my end is my BeginningMary had this saying embroidered on her cloth of estate while in prison in England Mary was 6 days old when her father died

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D that her new husband was interested only in securing sovereign power for himself Then on February 10 1567 an explosion at his lodgings left Darnley dead; the intrigue thickened after it was discovered that he had apparently been suffocated before the blast After an exhaustive Alison Weir thoroughly presents and critiues what is known about this complex and murky affair Most of the book is readable some of it is a page turner and on some technical par


10 thoughts on “Mary ueen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley

  1. says:

    En Ma Fingit Mon CommencementIn my end is my BeginningMary had this saying embroidered on her cloth of estate while in prison in England Mary was 6 days old when her father died and she was crowned ueen of the Scots At age 15 she married Francis dauphin of France and he ascended the throne a year later Just when events

  2. says:

    Had I known the degree of excruciating research that must have stood at the base of this book and the arduous account it produced I don’t think I would have purchased this bookBut chance guides ones life including that delicious part of it – our books and our reading I used to live in a place where bookstores rarely offered the books one

  3. says:

    This book is essentially an exploration and 'whodunnit' of the murder of Mary ueen of Scot's second husband Henry Stuart Lord Darnley rather than a biography of Mary herselfMary was certainly an interesting and tragic figureThe book itself is

  4. says:

    Alison Weir thoroughly presents and critiues what is known about this complex and murky affair Most of the book is readable some of it is a page turner and on some technical parts who was at a meeting; legal precedents; translation issues it can be a slog Written in 2003 I believe it remains the definitive work on Lord Darnley's murderWeir covers the main elements of the story with clarity than I have seen anywhere specifically

  5. says:

    Alison Weir surpassed herself penning this tome the first in my opinion to rival Antonia Fraser's 1969 Mary ueen of Scots Via Mary Stuart runs the continuous line of succession from Plantagenets Tudors down to England's current royalsMary has always polarised debate first when alive and then through the centuries from the grave Rega

  6. says:

    This book is partly a biography of Mary ueen of Scots and partly an indepth examination of the source material surrounding the explosive murder of her second husband Lord Darnley with some conclusions over who was involvedI have been slowly ploughing through this over long book Although the title focusses on the murder of Lord Darnley the early chapters are of a biography as they go in great depth through Mary's early life and the actual m

  7. says:

    I have encountered yet another historical work that bears accurately the maxim that truth is indeed stranger than fiction I'm sure tha

  8. says:

    Normally I love Alison Weir's books The reader can always count on extensive research and astute reasoning but this one was a slog We're talking about one of the most perplexing historical figures of all time in Mary ueen

  9. says:

    Like a couple of other readers I could not finish this book I retreated at the half way mark It is without doubt a well researched book but I had a lot of trouble keeping up with the Scottish nobles getting confused about the Huntley's Hamilton's Maitland's Melville's Moray's and then they were all related by marriage at some point it seemed I think that personally I might be better served by reading historical fiction about Mary

  10. says:

    I've been re reading this over the last monthWeir does a good analysis of the whole murder of Darnley and while she believes Mary to be innocent she doesn't show the Scots ueen as truly a white sheep The last 100 hunderd pages however are a little slow

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