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

Read in August, 2008, read count: 1

Alison Weir is one of those authors that I think I should love, but I don't.

I have read quite a bit about Mary Stuart, and wanted to read Ms. Weir's book to further my understanding of the Queen. The murder of Darnley is fascinating history, unfortunately this book is not. I found the book to be plodding and dry. I felt there was too much distance between the author and the subjects, as if Ms. Weir was going down a list and now it was time to write about Mary of Scotland. Ms. Weir unnecessarily complicates the persons and the place of the Scottish lords, and seemed lost herself in trying to give an overview of the players.

For lovers of Scottish and English royal history, I recommend the author John Guy.
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