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Crown of Thistles. By Linda Porter.
on 17 March 2016
Having read several reviews if this book, I was well aware that it gave a history of both English and Scottish monarchy and Mary was not mentioned until way into the book. With this in mind, I totally enjoyed this book. The history from Richard III right upto Mary was fascinating and well researched. Some of which is a personal view, because with all history, we do not know.
This history is a little too modern for me, I prefer medieval, but still an interesting book. I first read Mary's history many years ago with Antonia Fraser's book and nothing seems to have changed. Way back then Mary's rape especially was only just mentioned, whereas now it is a definite. Still so much is surmised, we will never know the true story. She had a sad, tragic life and death.