This is a detailed and passionate bigography of Scotlands tragic Queen Mary. Not only Queen of Scotland but mother of James VI of Scotland who became James I of Great Britain.
Antonia Frasier is at her best in this book.
"She was the quintessential queen: statuesque, regal, dazzlingly beautiful. Her royal birth gave her claims to the thrones of two nations; her marriage to the young French Dauphin promised to place a third glorious crown on her noble head. Instead, Mary Stuart became the victim of her own impulsive heart, scandalizing her world with a foolish passion that would lead to abduction, rape, and even murder."
If this were a novel, I would never believe it, but it all really happened.