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EBOOK My Heart Is My Own The Life of Mary ueen of Scots

EBOOK º EPUB My Heart Is My Own The Life of Mary ueen of Scots ¶ 9781841157535 FREE Â [PDF / Epub] ☄ My Heart Is My Own The Life of Mary ueen of Scots Author John Guy – Helpyouantib.co.uk A long overdue and dramatic reinterpretation of the life of Mary ueen of Scots by one oKiller 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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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 I've given this book 5 full stars It took me an inordinate amount of time to finish it due to the humongous cast of characters and the tangled relationships that the Tudor and Stuart family trees exhibit Now that the reading is done I can say that I’m truly impressed by this luminous expertly researched biography of the gracious witty brave and ill fated Scottish ueen from whom every subseuent British ruler has been descendedMary Stuart was crowned ueen of Scotland when she was less than a year old As the only daughter of James V granddaughter of Margaret Tudor and great granddaughter of Henry VII of England she had a rightful claim to the English throne At the age of six under the auspices of Mary’s powerful maternal uncles at the French court the de Guises she was sent to France to be betrothed to the dauphin Francis They were married when Mary was fifteen in 1558 In 1559 Henry II of France died and the dauphin was crowned Francis II A year later Mary’s mother who was ruling Scotland as sole regent for the absent ueen died Six months thereafter Mary’s husband King Francis II also died The ambitious de Guises sent eighteen year old Mary back to Scotland envisioning a unified claim to the thrones of Scotland France and England It was there and then that her nightmare beganOn the one hand Mary was immediately plunged into a factional melee of violent Scottish tribal politics which were often tinged with religious sectarianism and always motivated by the nobles’ self interests On the other hand Elizabeth I of England did her best to clamp down on Mary one of her demands was so draconian as to dictate whom Mary could marry as she was fearful that Mary might usurp her throne her fear being constantly magnified by her secretary William Cecil In her home turf Mary found herself surrounded by treacherous vicious and depraved courtiers including her sly and duplicitous half brother James Stuart Earl of Moray Her de Guise relations used and abandoned her as situations warranted and were hardly a source of support Unfortunate for Mary her trusting and big hearted nature would often land her in a perilous position Her predicament was further exacerbated by constant threat of religious war all over Europe Catholicism vs Protestantism As witty and tenacious as she was the odds were always stacked against her Despite all Mary still strove to preserve her reign as the Scottish ueen and to claim her legitimate right to be Elizabeth’s successor The last third of the book unfolds like a thrillermystery novel as Mary tried to eke out some breathing space for herself by seeking political marriage She first wedded Lord Darnley an English royal whose maternal grandmother was Margaret Tudor and who would thus strengthen Mary’s claim to the English throne Then when self serving and deceitful Darnley was murdered she married Lord Bothwell a powerful and ruffian Scottish lord who also betrayed her trust in times of need The melodrama of her life culminated in 1568 when Mary naively tried to seek protection from Elizabeth but ended up being captured on English soil where she would be under house arrest for the following eighteen years In 1586 out of desperation she fell into the trap that William Cecil had set up and took part in a madcap assassination plot against Elizabeth She was tried in October 1586 and executed on February 8 1587It is impossible not to feel sympathy for this hapless but good hearted ueen whose only flaw was perhaps her deep emotional need to be loved

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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