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The Royal Stuarts: A History of the Family That Shaped Britain
     

The Royal Stuarts: A History of the Family That Shaped Britain

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by Allan Massie
 

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"Compelling...A masterly feat...A magnificent, sweeping, authoritative, warm yet wry history."

--The Wall Street Journal

In this fascinating and intimate portrait of the Stuarts, author Allan Massie takes us deep into one of history's bloodiest and most tumultuous reigns. Exploring the family's lineage from the first Stuart king to the last, The Royal

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The Royal Stuarts: A History of the Family That Shaped Britain 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
dearreaderCT More than 1 year ago
Massie is a first rate author, and brings the Stuarts to life brilliantly and in a highly readable way. I did skim over the early Stuarts; too much death and gore! An excellent book from a fine writer who navigates the reader through some complex historical periods.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Riddled with factual errors. Novelists who write history perhaps ought to have more respect for fact than fiction and for the professional training required to know the difference.
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GusCA More than 1 year ago
This book is such a good book. I am a history nerd and this book was full of so much knowledge from this family. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys history.
GreenEyedReader More than 1 year ago
AN ANGLIOPHILE MUST READ This is a hard book for me to rate. It was very informative( I would rate a 5 star for this), not text book but finely tuned history-not a "story". I found it somewhat hard to read in terms of following the family lines-even though I'm familiar with the history(I would rate a 3 or 4 star for this). Took me much longer to read than usual because I followed up with all the footnotes cited in the back of the book. Massie is a good and thorough writer. I do recommend reading the "Envoi" chapter (the finale,per se) It is a good summary on the whole-maybe even start off reading here and then go to the beginning. If you are into British history this is a must.