Long portrayed as one of history's tragic figures, Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots was devious yet naïve, sexually voracious yet often highly principled; she secured the Scottish throne and became ruler of a land whose importance was greater than its size might suggest. Laying aside the romanticized legends of the beautiful, ill-fated heroine, Jenny Wormald looks for the historical Mary, and finds a gifted woman whose outsized flaws left her at the mercy of her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, who had her executed—not for political revenge—but out of sheer exasperation.
Mary Queen Of Scots
Author: Jenny Wormald. Anna Groundwater, foreword.