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Mary Queen of Scots (Tie-In)

The True Life of Mary Stuart


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Available: 11/27/18
5.5 x 8.25 · 640 pages
CDN $25.99 · pb

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John Guy and Fletcher & Company

starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie

As enthralling as a detective story." - New York Times Book Review

In Mary Queen of Scots, John Guy creates an intimate and absorbing portrait of one of history's most famous women, depicting her world and her place in the sweep of history with stunning immediacy. Bringing together all surviving documents and uncovering a trove of new sources for the first time, Guy dispels the popular image of Mary Stuart as a romantic leading lady-achieving her ends through feminine wiles-and establishes her as the intellectual and political equal of Elizabeth I.
Through Guy's pioneering research and superbly readable prose, we come to see Mary as a skillful diplomat, maneuvering ingeniously among a dizzying array of factions that sought to control or dethrone her. It is an enthralling, myth-shattering look at a complex woman and ruler and her time.

"The definitive biography . . . gripping . . . a pure pleasure to read." - Washington Post Book World

First published in 2004 as
Queen of Scots

John Guy is an award-winning historian of Tudor England. A Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, he is the author of Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart, a major international bestseller that won the Whitbread Award and the Marsh Biography Award and was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. His other books include A Daughter's Love: Thomas More and His Dearest Meg ; T homas Becket: Warrior, Priest, Rebel ; and a landmark, bestselling history of Tudor England.