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Mary Queen of Scotland and The Isles by Margaret George
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Mar 02, 2010

bookshelves: biographies, historical-figures
Read in March, 2010

I think the author's afterword sums up this powerful story. "...a coherent picture begins to emerge, of a woman who is warm-hearted, loyal, brave, generous, and spirited, but also unable to read character, volatile, impulsive, and better at quick action than sustained strategy. She was clever, but not intellectually brilliant, had marked artistic and poetic talent, and evidently had a great deal of charm and ability to fit into any setting, whether opulent as in France, or simple, as in a merchant's house in St. Andrews." (George, p. 867)

A great read for history buffs like myself--even though you know how it ends!

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