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The Challenge to the Crown - Volume I: The Struggle for Influence in the Reign of Mary Queen of Scots 1542-1567

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Mary Queen of Scots: Catholic martyr or manipulative femme fatale?

On 10 February 1567, conspirators bent on killing Henry, Lord Darnley, King-Consort of Mary Queen of Scots successfully razed his Edinburgh residence at Kirk o' Field in a huge explosion. Soon afterwards, Darnley's partially-clothed body was discovered in a nearby orchard, strangled to death by an unknown as
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Hardcover, 500 pages
Published July 26th 2012 by The Book Guild (first published July 25th 2012)
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Tenley Erickson
Apr 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Well done! I appreciate the detailed, well researched account of Mary's life and times. In various degrees, it seems we are all manipulated by individuals and groups with their own selfish agendas.

It is sad that it would take nearly 500 years for the entire truth to be known. Mary deserved more respect and empathy than she received.

I look forward, with much anticipation, to the next volume of this set!
Kayt18
Mar 24, 2014 rated it liked it
Very detailed. Great for anyone interested in this time period. I received a copy from Goodreads for an honest review.
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Robert Stedall is the author of a groundbreaking two volume history of Mary Queen of Scots and her son James VI of Scotland. The first volume The Challenge to the Crown was published in June 2012 and the second volume The Survival of the Crown was published in February 2014.

More information can be found at MaryQueenofScots.net.

He has also carried out a detailed study of the genealogy of the Scotti
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