Mary Queen of Scots by Antonia Fraser
Mary Queen of Scots passed her childhood in France, married the Dauphin at 16, became Queen of France and was soon widowed. She returned to rule Scotland after an absence of thirteen years. Her struggles with John Knox and the unruly Scottish nobility; the fatal marriage to Darnley and his mysterious death; her marriage to Bothwell, the chief suspect; her long English captivity and her execution at the age of forty-four, are the stuff of legend. Antonia Fraser's classic biography, winner of the James Tait Prize, is here reissued.