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Mary Queen of Scots and The Murder of Lord Darnley by Alison Weir
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Apr 09, 08

bookshelves: mary, queen, of, scots, dnf
Read in June, 2008

Like a couple of other readers, I could not finish this book. I retreated at the half way mark. It is without doubt a well researched book, but I had a lot of trouble keeping up with the Scottish nobles, getting confused about the Huntley's, Hamilton's, Maitland's, Melville's, Moray's, and then they were all related by marriage at some point it seemed! I think that personally, I might be better served by reading historical fiction about Mary, as the personalities are better shown by dialogue and might assist in understanding the motives of these characters in getting involved in the political machinations that unfolded. I do appreciate the research undertaken to write this book, and may revist it at a later date.
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