Customer Review

15 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mary Queen of Scots, more sinned against than Sinned!!, 31 Jan 2004
This review is from: Mary Queen Of Scots: And The Murder Of Lord Darnley (Paperback)
What a superb book this was, Alison weir is to be congratulated in the way she investigated all the princile characters that had a vested interest in the removal of Darnley.
What as so freshing about this book was the auther approached the subject from an unbiased veiw, exploring all possabilities and showing just how treacherous the Scottish nobility were, and how they acted out of self interest and gain.
The book beautifully illustrated just how dificult it was for Mary , the first actual ruling Queen of Scotland, ( although both Margaret , Maid of Norway and Gruoch were also Queen of Scots, they never ruled soley in person). She was firstly a women, ruling in a male dominated country, Catholic, ruling a newl turned protestant state, and basically a foreigner, ruling an alien land and people, from what she was used to in France.
I have read many books on Mary Queen of Scots and this is the first book that really blew away the idea that Mary was resonsible for Darnleys murder, she put the blame where it truly belonged, the protestant lords, on Cecil and Elizabeth who were aware of the plot but said nothing.
Alison Weir is to be congratulated in the way she brings Mary to life, creatin the viliot times she lived in and with the treacherous people she mixed with, a kind generous woman, who was betrayed by her nobility, and illegial deposted and imprisioned.
Elizabeth stands condemded by her actions, in supporting rebel subjects against their legitimate Queen, Falsely betraying Mary and the majesty of monarchy, illegially imprisioning her, despite promising her aid, and to ultimatly excute Mary for treason, which she was never guilty.
Alison Weirs last line in this superb book is most appropriate,
She must with justice, be regarded as one of the most wronged women in history.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

3.7 out of 5 stars (27 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (9)
4 star:
 (7)
3 star:
 (7)
2 star:
 (2)
1 star:
 (2)
 
 
 
£20.00 £18.55
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,556,467