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A biographical history of the girl who became Queen: Mary, Queen
of Scots. A truly tragic story of a girl who would become the
embodiment of her own predestined tragedy, this eBook is a must-read for
those looking to know more about one of the more fascinating British
Contents include:
Mary's Childhood.
/>Her Education in France.
The Great Wedding
/>Return To Scotland.
Mary and Lord Darnley.
The Fall of Bothwell.
Loch Leven Castle.
Long Captivity.
The End.

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May 25, 2014

Queen of Scotland
I have been watching a tv show about Mary Queen of Scots and wanted to know actual facts about her life. It was nice to find a book that told you about her and how difficult her life was. I really enjoyed the book. It was very interesting.

March 20, 2014

Great read.
Easy to read and undstand without al the politics..........

Would be excellent for students. I just wanted to learn more about her.

May 28, 2014

Mary Queen of Scots says it all. She wasn't a beverage
While the story may have been accurate the continued reference to scotch was grating. My uncle was Scottish down to his kilt and as he would say "scotch is something you drink, not a person." Better editing at the very least.

March 31, 2014

Mary Queen Of Scots
I am a huge fan of British royal history; so have read a lot about Mary, Queen of Scots. I enjoyed this book very much. I was able to read it in a very short time, but got all of the details that were important.

May 6, 2014

Poorly written and repetitive
Poorly written and repetitive.
My biggest complaint about this was that the author would restate the same thought, in only slightly different wording, throughout the chapters. The story seemed muddled and slow because of this.

June 4, 2018

Finally, a book with clarity and verbiage of understanding on a most fascinating Queen. Though far from perfect, she is still easy to like and want to change her outcome.

March 17, 2014

The truth about Mary?
Quick and somewhat interesting reading. Seems somewhat sketchy on what the truth of her life and some entanglements were. But the author tells the reader that the truth that has been told over the years depended on whether you obtained the information from those who were fans of this beautiful queen or not.

December 21, 2016

Poorly written.
The wording was hard to follow. There was a lot of repetition in phrases throughout the whole book. I liked the subject.

January 9, 2015

Poor effort
Very poorly written and laughably historically incorrect in its prejudices. A childish effort, prejudice could be overlooked if historical facts had not been so obviously ignored and misrepresented.

February 14, 2019

Too basic
There should have been more details about events in Mary's life. The language was archaic and a but difficult to understand. The word wise dictionary did a poor job of explaining many of the words. I was disappointed

December 28, 2018

for younger readers
I had thought the sentences were short when reviewing this book before buying, but purchased anyway. When I began reading, I realized that the book is for young readers. I will give this to my granddaughter who is a voracious reader.

January 31, 2019

Love love it
Great book,it made me feel I was present at times. If you like this time in history, this is the book for you. Enjoy.

July 25, 2018

Good read
I enjoyed this book. Lots of details and detailed time lines. Such a sad story of lost love, betrayal and deceit. Those times were dangerous for any Queen or King.

March 16, 2019

Very good story, gives a great glimpse into history, fiction and non fiction.

February 28, 2016

I wanted to find out more about Queen Marry. I love the tv series Reign, this put a more realistic iew of Mary. Good book.

October 28, 2018

Wrong book
When I started reading the reviews for this book, I realized that they were reviews for Antonia Fraser's biography of the same title. Don't base your buying decision on them!

November 23, 2015

VERY difficult and cumbersome prose
After much bro-ha-ha on social media regarding the television series "Reign", I realized that I knew precious little about Mary, Queen of Scots. So I set about educating myself. Abbott's book was the first of a number I intend to read.
The earliest chapters led me to believe that, while Mr. Abbott had done his research, his gift for narrative was lacking, as evidenced by use of the word "very" repeatedly, on nearly every page. I would strongly encourage him, and his editor, to invest in a thesaurus to overcome this lazy habit.
Often I had to re-read a sentence or paragraph to tease out the the sense intended. His writing is disorganized with difficult flow. I offer a solution by way of learning to diagram. If application of those principles would be practiced, his story may be more readily fathomed.
After several re-commitments to read the entire offering, I am glad that I did finish it. I now have a better understanding of Queen Mary and her struggles in life and how James came to be on the throne of two kingdoms.
Now I will search for a book in which more pleasant time may be invested.

June 9, 2014

This was boring and very hard to get interested in. I did find a few items that I didn't know about her but for the most part this was a wasted purchase.

March 31, 2014

Mary Queen of Scots
I wish that the writer had of gone into greater depth as to why she is known as bloody Mary and the difficulties between the Catholic's and Protestants . The book was fine for what it did cover in her life but still would have liked to learn more about her.

April 14, 2014

Nice learning history
I thought the history of her life was very interesting. I wanted to know more about her after watching the tv show Reign. I just wish the book was in more detail about her personal life.

January 26, 2019

Historically correct
Recreational reading. Suited for teens Or older youth.

July 29, 2014

Four Stars
Hard to keep the families and all the names intact.


May 2, 2017

Mary Queen of Scots
I love stories based upon history and this book gives detailed accounts of Mary's events in her life! Very informational!

April 29, 2017

Five Stars
Very interesting.

March 2, 2016

Five Stars
Loved it.

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