The Galliard: The Great Love of Mary Queen of Scots

The Galliard: The Great Love of Mary Queen of Scots

by Margaret Irwin
     
 

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Queen of Scotland at six days old. Queen of France at seventeen years old. A widow at eighteen. The young and trusting Mary, Queen of Scots, is sailing home to her kingdom after years in exile. The danger from her cousin, the English Queen, has not lessened since then. Religious divides threaten to tear the nation apart and, across the border, Elizabeth keenly

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Queen of Scotland at six days old. Queen of France at seventeen years old. A widow at eighteen. The young and trusting Mary, Queen of Scots, is sailing home to her kingdom after years in exile. The danger from her cousin, the English Queen, has not lessened since then. Religious divides threaten to tear the nation apart and, across the border, Elizabeth keenly watches this new threat to her throne. Amid the furious turmoil and uncertainty in her Scottish kingdom, Mary finds she has one loyal servant—James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell, a ‘glorious, rash and hazardous young man’ known to all as the Galliard. In Bothwell’s courage and love for her, Mary finds serenity, and though fate works against them, no force can conquer their spirit. This stunning novel from the acclaimed author of Young Bess breathes new life into the little known story of the great love of Mary, Queen of Scots.

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“One of Britain’s most accomplished historical novelists. Her love and respect for the past shines through every page”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780749080730
Publisher:
Allison & Busby, Limited
Publication date:
08/15/2008
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,175,333
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.60(d)

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Margaret Irwin was a noted authority on the Elizabethan era. Allison & Busby has published "Young Bess," "Elizabeth and the Prince and Spain," and "Elizabeth, Captive Princess" to complete her classic trilogy about Elizabeth I as well as her superb biography of Sir Walter Raleigh, "That Great Lucifer."

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