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Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Murder of Lord Darnley by Alison Weir
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bookshelves: alison-weir, biography-memoir, crime, history, tudors, united-kingdom

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

February 2, 2011 – Started Reading
February 2, 2011 – Shelved
February 2, 2011 – Shelved as: alison-weir
February 2, 2011 – Shelved as: biography-memoir
February 2, 2011 – Shelved as: crime
February 2, 2011 – Shelved as: history
February 2, 2011 – Shelved as: tudors
February 2, 2011 – Shelved as: united-kingdom
February 2, 2011 –
page 23
3.19%
February 7, 2011 –
page 150
20.83%
February 7, 2011 –
page 150
20.83% "This reads like courtTV in the 17th century. Names get confusing, but otherwise awesome."
February 9, 2011 –
page 254
35.28% "We're nearing Darnley's death and he's so awful a person I really wish he was fictional."
February 11, 2011 –
page 323
44.86% "Lord Darnley just perished in the explosion at his lodgings."
February 12, 2011 –
page 365
50.69%
February 20, 2011 – Finished Reading

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