Crown of Thistles: The Fatal Inheritance of Mary Queen of Scots

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Stunning - an epic journey through the turbulent history of two nations, engagingly written and showing a masterly balance of politics and vivid personal detail. (Alison Weir)

The authentic story of how Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I came to be, rather than simply who they were ... bold, insightful and vivid. (Melanie Reid The Times Saturday Review)

In focusing on the family rivalries that led to Mary's reign and fall, Porter has found a fresh approach to a familiar subject. She brings alive a thrilling story of cultured courts and violent deaths, of ambitious kings and tragic queens. (Leanda De Lisle Mail on Sunday)

Elegantly written, decently researched and, crucially will alert a new readership to a neglected subject ... Charming and informative. ( The Herald)

To be applauded as a highly courageous, pioneering attempt to brush the cobwebs off the existing national histories ... deserves a wide readership. (John Guy Literary Review)

Mary's life was rich in incident and Linda Porter recounts it with judiciousness and verve. (Michael Prodger New Statesman)

Magnificent ... proves that there was nothing predestined, or particularly preplanned, about the coming together of Scotland and England (Giles Tremlett Observer)

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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 Mary's 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 Margaret's 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 - the blood-spattered steps of two small countries on the fringes of Europe towards an awkward unity that would ultimately forge a great nation. Beginning with the unlikely and dramatic victories of two usurping kings, one a rank outsider and the other a fourteen-year-old boy who rebelled against his own father, the book sheds new light on Henry VIII, his daughter, Elizabeth, and on his great-niece, Mary Queen of Scots, still seductive more than 400 years after her death.

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