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Publisher Description

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Alison Weir's Mary Boleyn.

Handsome, accomplished, and charming, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, staked his claim to the English throne by marrying Mary Stuart, who herself claimed to be the Queen of England. It was not long before Mary discovered that her new husband was interested only in securing sovereign power for himself. Then, on February 10, 1567, an explosion at his lodgings left Darnley dead; the intrigue thickened after it was discovered that he had apparently been suffocated before the blast. After an exhaustive reevaluation of the source material, Alison Weir has come up with a solution to this enduring mystery. Employing her gift for vivid characterization and gripping storytelling, Weir has written one of her most engaging excursions yet into Britain’s bloodstained, power-obsessed past.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2003
April 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
688
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
8.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Nurse Helena ,

Meticulous but daunting

Well researched and annotated but takes serious concentration to keep all the details straight. I had to constantly reread sections to figure out all the players-par for the times and not a criticism of the author. Occasionally dry but compelling in her research-I feel now assured that Mary was certainly a victim of “bad press” and not a principal in the murder of Darnley.

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