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Queen Mary Unmasked,
This review is from: My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots (Paperback)You don't need to be a Queen Mary 'anorak', or indeed a fan, to enjoy this pacey, chronological investigation of her life, loves, mistakes, adventures, attitudes and untimely end.
This is a fascinating, in-depth analysis of both the life of the book's heroine and the intricate workings of monarchy, the Court and government of the time. Every person who had an influence on Mary's life, including one certain englishman who waged a lifelong campaign against Mary, on behalf of Elizabeth, his Queen, has his or her involvement detailed, producing a wonderful understanding of how her life unravelled and ended so early.
An easy recommendation for the non-historian but a must for those who claim to know the subject.