Queen Mary Stuart was one of the most beloved and controversial women in Scottish history. The granddaughter of King James IV and his wife Margaret Tudor, Queen Mary's status as heiress-apparent to Queen Elizabeth's throne in England paired with the violence of the Scottish Reformation set the stage for one of the most dramatic and poorly understood lives of the 16th century.
Mary Queen of the Scots tells Mary's true story, focusing primarily on her reign as queen of Scotland, celebrating her life more than her death and showing us all why she was truly a woman ahead of her time.
Features a detailed timeline, a list of Latin prayers with their English translations, and the lyrics to all four featured period songs performed in the book, including "Depairte, Depairte" (1545) written in Old Scot.
About the Author
Born, raised, and educated in Lincoln, Nebraska USA Laurel A. Rockefeller is author of over twenty-five books published and self-published since August, 2012 and in languages ranging from Welsh to Spanish to Chinese and everything in between. A dedicated scholar and biographical historian, Ms. Rockefeller is passionate about education and improving history literacy worldwide. With her lyrical writing style, Laurel's books are as beautiful to read as they are informative. In her spare time, Laurel enjoys spending time with her cockatiels, travelling to historic places in both the United States and United Kingdom, and watching classic motion pictures and classic television series. Favourites: Star Trek, Doctor Who, original Battlestar Galactica, and Babylon 5. Laurel proudly supports Health in Harmony, The Arbor Day Foundation, and other charities working to protect and re-plant forests globally.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Mary Queen of the Scots' life wasn't always easy. She suffered greatly throughout her life. Well liked, Queen Mary kept the peace with England, France and Spain. Though she was encouraged to marry, Queen Mary held out for many years. When she did marry, she found her husband was abusive. A wonderfully written book that lets you see more of Queen Mary. It's touching and very powerful. Perfect to refresh your knowledge of history or to wile away a summer day. The author's attention to detail is to be commended. I found no issues. I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because the book is extremely interesting. ~Copy of book provided by author and I voluntarily reviewed it.