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Free download Û PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¶ John Guy Killer the Earl of Bothwell And astonishingly he solves through careful re examination of the Casket Letters the secret behind Darnley's spectacular assassination at Kirk o'Field With great pathos Guy illuminates how the imprisoned Mary's despair led to a reckless plot against Elizabeth – and thus to her own executionThe portrait that emerges is not of a political pawn or a manipulative siren but of a shrewd and charismatic young ruler who relished power and for a time managed to hold together a fatally unstable countryMY HEART IS MY OWN is a compelling work of historical scholarship that offers radical new interpretations of an ancient sto. Interesting insight on what Mary was really like but the author is VERY biased in her favour and bends over backwards to show her in a favourable light often to the detriment of others I wonder how he feels about the recent revelations by medical historians that for it to be apparent that Mary had miscarried Bothwell's twins rather than a single baby she must have been at least five months pregnant 16th century medicine would not have been able to discern twin foetuses before that stage This means Mary was pregnant by Bothwell before Darnley's murder and gives her a compelling motive for wanting to get her husband out of the way She was almost certainly complicit in his murder and she not only failed to make any serious effort to bring her husband's killers to justice she married one of them The Casket Letters may well be forged but they are beside the point really as Mary's actions speak for themselvesAnyone wanting to read a rather honest account of Mary's life and character would do better to read An Accidental Tragedy by Roderick Graham which treats Mary as the flawed human being she was and even explains how the cult of Mary Stewart with all its silly myths developed after her death

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My Heart Is My Own The Life of Mary ueen of Scots Read ↠ 105 è [PDF / Epub] ☄ My Heart Is My Own The Life of Mary ueen of Scots Author John Guy – A long overdue and dramatic reinterpretation of the life of Mary ueen of Scots by one of the leading historians at work todayShe was crowned ue A long overdue and Is My PDFEPUB #231 dramatic reinterpretation of the life of Mary ueen of Scots by one of the leading historians at My Heart PDF or work todayShe was crowned ueen of Scotland at nine months of age and ueen of France at sixteen years at eighteen she Heart Is My ePUB #8608 ascended the throne that was her birthright and began ruling one of the most fractious courts in Europe riven by religious conflict Heart Is My Own The PDFEPUBand personal lust for power She rode out at the head of an army in both victory and defeat saw her second husband assassinated and married his murderer At twenty five she entered captivity at the hands. Turning my attention to a historical figure about whom I have heard much but know little I chose John Guy’s tome on Mary ueen of Scots A woman of great interest whose short life made an impact both in her native Scotland as well as England Mary will long be remembered in the annals of history as a strong willed woman with something to prove Born the daughter—and only legitimate child—of James V of Scotland Mary ascended to the throne six days later While Scotland was ruled by regents Mary spent much of her time in her mother’s native France where she was betrothed to Francis the Dauphin of France This marriage would as some at the time proclaimed make Mary the ueen of not only Scotland and France but also permit her a claim to the English Throne as she was the grand niece of Henry VIII and had indisputable Tudor blood in her veins This piued the interest of the English as shall be seen later When Francis died soon after taking the French Throne Mary was lost and left when those at Court did not seek to protect her or allow her role as Dowager ueen to hold much merit When she returned to Scotland Mary engaged in promoting the Scottish rights and soon married her half cousin Henry Stuart Rightful ueen of Scotland Mary engaged in what could be said to be tense relations with her distant cousin Elizabeth I of England ‘Sisters’ as they referred to one another Mary and Elizabeth eyed each other with trepidation as Guy depicts so well in his tome Mary bore a son James ensuring an heir to the throne but things went downhill from there When Henry died in an explosion Mary was again a widow but she need not wait too long as the man accused and acuitted of the act James Hepburn soon took her as his wife Guy explores the role that Mary might have had in her second husband’s death as well as how this could have advanced her control in Scotland However the people of Scotland could see this wily couple for what they seemed and a revolt saw Mary forced to abdicate and pave the way for her one year old son James VI to take the throne Fleeing Scotland Mary sought refuge in England with Elizabeth I but the English monarch as too cunning to simply provide refuge After keeping Mary captive for over eighteen years Elizabeth I had her ‘sister’ executed after found guilting of plotting an assassination plot Perhaps Mary ought never to have made a claim to the English Throne all those years ago John Guy takes the reader through this tumultuous life with a great deal detail than I expected which thickens the plot and will keep readers astounded until the final page turn in a tome that has recently been made into a full length movie Recommended to history buffs like myself who seek something meaty about the goings on in 16th century Europe as well as the reader who loves all things regal and full of intrigueAs with many of the biographies that I have read over the years John Guy does a formidable job of laying down the groundwork for a strong story and builds on it from there His attention to detail and formulation of a strong narrative helps keep the biography moving along Guy is able to convey the highly varied and exciting life lived by Mary throughout paying particular attention to some of the dramatic aspects that led to her downfall Some may wonder why my summary paragraph was much shorter than usual I chose not to reveal much as I wanted other readers to learn many of the nuggets I found throughout The book paced itself nicely allowing the story to develop and the reader to discover some of the nuances in Mary’s life particularly her life as a monarch Guy’s use of many documents not used for centuries helps to answer some uestions past historians have left out while also challenging many of the norms history has attributed to this most controversial ueen Guy presents these documents in the text at times explaining their significance to the reader and discussing how some of this is ‘new ground’ that will flavour his tome differently from what others have noticed I found myself better acuainted with the key actors in this dramatic Europeans monarchical soap opera and would love to see the film based on this book if only to discover if the clashes between Elizabeth and Mary were as subtle as they appear herein Guy transports the reader back centuries but brings the entire story to life in the present His longer chapters are through and his easy to comprehend narrative makes for a wonderful learning experience that does not get too academic I hope to find of his work in the coming years to educate myself on topicsKudos Mr Guy for a fabulous review I cannot wait to read of your work This book fulfils Topic #2 Time Traveller in the Euinox #9 reading challengeLovehate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons a different sort of Book Challenge

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My Heart Is My Own The Life of Mary ueen of ScotsOf her rival ueen from which only death would release herThe life of Mary Stuart is one of unparalleled drama and conflict From the labyrinthine plots laid by the Scottish lords to wrest power for themselves to the efforts made by Elizabeth's ministers to invalidate Mary's legitimate claim to the English throne John Guy returns to the archives to Heart Is My Own The PDFEPUBexplode the myths and correct the inaccuracies that surround this most fascinating monarch He also explains a central mystery why Mary would have consented to marry – only three months after the death of her second husband Lord Darnley – the man who was said to be his. This is a well researched and well written detailed story of Mary ueen of Scots It seems to me that history has kind of pushed Mary under the carpet so to speak There doesn't seem to be as much written about her when compared to the Tudor period in England or Russia's storied czars and leadersMary truly was a courageous woman and her life was filled with continual drama It took extreme determination on her part to demand her claim to the throne of Scotland and later England be recognized It seems to me that prior tomes based on her life were either shrouded in bias she was either loved or vilified However John Guy uses documents that were heretofore undiscovered to reveal the true Mary Stuart It makes for very interesting reading for anyone who is a history buff a follower of all things royal or someone who just enjoys a good factual readLike many royals Mary faces betrayals deceit others who would take her crown and religious zealotsWhether the Mary ueen of Scots you learned about was shown to be a saint a martyr or a demon this book may change the way you look at her and her place in the history books