By Margaret George
Margaret George's exhaustively researched novel skillfully weaves either old truth and believable fiction in bringing the tale of Mary Queen of Scots to existence.
She used to be a toddler topped a queen....
A sinner hailed as a saint....
A lover denounced as a whore...
A girl murdered for her dreams...
Margaret George's Mary Queen of Scotland & the Isles brings to existence the interesting tale of Mary, who grew to become the Queen of Scots while she was once purely six days previous. Raised within the glittering French court docket, returning to Scotland to rule as a Catholic monarch over a newly Protestant state, and completed like a felony in Queen Elizabeth's England, Queen Mary lived a sensible no different, and Margaret George weaves the proof right into a gorgeous paintings of ancient fiction.
"With a unbroken use of unique letters, diaries, and poems: a well-liked, readable, inordinately relocating tribute to a impressive queen." -- Kirkus Reviews
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Cried Marie. "She must needs marry someone," the Cardinal reminded her. " When she marries, the crown goes to her husband. And there is no eligible French prince. The marriage of King Francois's heirs, Henri de Valois and Catherine de M dicis, is barren. If little Mary tries to marry a Scot, one of her own subjects, the rest will rise up in jealousy. " Marie kept repeating. "Not an English prince! " the Cardinal whispered. " "You are mad! " Marie could not help laughing. "Nay, that is not a Christian response.
The ghost! The ghost of her father! He was coming to keep his appointment, and suddenly she did not wish to see him. Above all, she did not wish to see a ghost! "Why, Mary," said a quiet voice. " She leapt up. Who was speaking? "Yes. I wish to return to the courtyard," she said, trying to sound dignified. But her knees persisted in shaking. " The voice ignored her request. "I wished to explore," she said grandly. No need to tell about the ghost, or the possibility of the ghost. " The voice held a mocking parody of sympathy.
The men grew uneasy, although they tried to hide it. Ordinarily, had each been with other company, they would have pasted over their anxiety with extra glasses of wine. But now they just blinked at each other and waited. " They gathered at the other end of the small room, where a meagre fire burned in the stone fireplace. Wishart pulled out his worn Bible and let the pages fall open in obedience to a small gesture of his hands. He read from the eighth chapter of Romans, and then led them in prayer.
Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles by Margaret George