Crown of Thistles: Mary Queen of Scots

Crown of Thistles: Mary Queen of Scots

Description:

The struggle between the fecund Stewarts and the barren Tudors is generally seen only in terms of the relationship between Elizabeth I and her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots. But very little has been said about the background to their intense rivalry. Here, Linda Porter examines the ancient and intractable power struggle between England and Scotland, a struggle intensified during the reigns of Elizabeth and Marys grandfathers. Henry VII aimed to provide stability when he married his daughter, Margaret, to James IV of Scotland in 1503. But he must also have known that Margarets descendants might seek to rule the entire island. Crown of Thistles is the story of a divided family, of flamboyant kings and queens, cultured courts and tribal hatreds, blood feuds, rape and sexual licence on a breath-taking scale, and violent deaths. It also brings alive a neglected aspect of British history.AA
  • Stock No
  • 48302
  • EAN/ISBN
  • 9780330534376
  • Author
  • Linda Porter
  • Format
  • PB
Reviews
 Currently out of Stock
RRP:£14.99
Customers who bought this product also purchased
RRP:£8.99
RRP:£2.99
RRP:£5.99
RRP:£20.00
RRP:£3.99
RRP:£1.95
RRP:£9.99