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The Resource Mary, Queen of Scots : politics, passion and a kingdom lost, Jenny Wormald

Mary, Queen of Scots : politics, passion and a kingdom lost, Jenny Wormald

Label
Mary, Queen of Scots : politics, passion and a kingdom lost
Title
Mary, Queen of Scots
Title remainder
politics, passion and a kingdom lost
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Wormald
Title variation
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Politics, passion and a kingdom lost
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, was one of history's romantically tragic figures. Devious, naive, beautiful and sexually voracious, often highly principled, this was a woman who had secured the Scottish throne and bolstered the position of the Catholic Church in Scotland. Her endless plotting, including a probable involvement in the murder of her husband Lord Darnley, eventually led to her flight from Scotland and imprisonment by her equally ambitious cousin and fellow queen, Elizabeth of England. And yet when Elizabeth ordered her unpredictable rival and kinswoman to be beheaded in 1587 she did so in resigned frustation rather than as an act of political wrath." "Was the beheading of a cousin truly necessary? Did Mary, though churlish, petulant and often disloyal, really deserve to forfeit the compassion of her cousin, a woman who had since childhood been her friend and playmate?" "Mary's fragile fate was to be born to supreme power whilst totally lacking in the political ability to deal with its responsibilities. Her extraordinary story, which has inspired the great poets, playwrights and operatic composers of the centuries, is one of the most colourful and emotionally searing tales of western history, and is here told by a leading specialist of the period. Jenny Wormald's beautifully written biography will appeal to students and general readers alike."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
IHZ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wormald, Jenny
Dewey number
  • 941.105/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA787.A1
LC item number
W76 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mary
  • Scotland
  • France
  • Queens
  • Queens
  • Maria (Schottland, Königin
  • Marie Stuart
  • François
  • Élisabeth
  • Écosse (GB)
Label
Mary, Queen of Scots : politics, passion and a kingdom lost, Jenny Wormald
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46939236
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
208 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781860645884
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001272110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)46939236
Label
Mary, Queen of Scots : politics, passion and a kingdom lost, Jenny Wormald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46939236
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
208 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781860645884
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001272110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)46939236

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