Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Murder of Lord Darnley by Alison Weir

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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.
 

About Alison Weir

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ALISON WEIR is the New York Times bestselling author of many historical biographies, including Mary Boleyn, The Lady in the Tower, Mistress of the Monarchy, and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and of the novels Captive Queen, Innocent Traitor, and The Lady Elizabeth. She lives in Surrey, England, with her husband.






























Author Residence: Surrey, England
 
Published December 18, 2007 by Random House. 720 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Entertaining royal historian Weir (Henry VIII: The King and His Court, 2002, etc.) falters with a dull attempt to discover who ordered the death of Mary Stuart’s husband in 1567.

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Mary, Queen of Scots (1542–1587), has for centuries fascinated historians and the general public, her life the stuff of Hollywood myth, involving murder, rape, adultery, abdication, imprisonm

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