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Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Murder of Lord Darnley by Alison Weir
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Feb 20, 11

bookshelves: alison-weir, biography-memoir, crime, history, tudors, united-kingdom
Read from February 02 to 20, 2011 — I own a copy

This...is not a book for a non historian, I don't think. It took me a long time to get through it, which is surprising because I usually down Weir's books like water. It's impeccably researched and detailed -- and all of it is necessary; it just lacks something. Maybe it's because Mary isn't as interesting a person as Eleanor of Aquitaine, or Elizabeth I. That's not her fault, nor is it Weir's, but this isn't that compelling after the first 300 pages.
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Reading Progress

02/02/2011 page 23
3.0%
02/07/2011 page 150
21.0% "This reads like courtTV in the 17th century. Names get confusing, but otherwise awesome."
02/09/2011 page 254
36.0% "We're nearing Darnley's death and he's so awful a person I really wish he was fictional."
02/11/2011 page 323
46.0% "Lord Darnley just perished in the explosion at his lodgings."
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