Elizabeth And Mary

Elizabeth and Mary
Publisher Vintage
Release Date
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9780307425744
Rating 4/5 from 18 reviews
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"Superb.... A perceptive, suspenseful account." --The New York Times Book Review "Dunn demythologizes Elizabeth and Mary. In humanizing their dynamic and shifting relationship, Dunn describes it as fueled by both rivalry and their natural solidarity as women in an overwhelmingly masculine world." --Boston Herald The political and religious conflicts between Queen Elizabeth I and the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, have for centuries captured our imagination and inspired memorable dramas played out on stage, screen, and in opera. But few books have brought to life more vividly the exquisite texture of two women’s rivalry, spurred on by the ambitions and machinations of the forceful men who surrounded them. The drama has terrific resonance even now as women continue to struggle in their bid for executive power. Against the backdrop of sixteenth-century England, Scotland, and France, Dunn paints portraits of a pair of protagonists whose formidable strengths were placed in relentless opposition. Protestant Elizabeth, the bastard daughter of Anne Boleyn, whose legitimacy had to be vouchsafed by legal means, glowed with executive ability and a visionary energy as bright as her red hair. Mary, the Catholic successor whom England’s rivals wished to see on the throne, was charming, feminine, and deeply persuasive. That two such women, queens in their own right, should have been contemporaries and neighbours sets in motion a joint biography of rare spark and page-turning power.

Elizabeth and Mary
  • Author : Jane Dunn
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18

"Superb.... A perceptive, suspenseful account." --The New York Times Book Review "Dunn demythologizes Elizabeth and Mary. In humanizing their dynamic and shifting relationship, Dunn describes it as fueled by both rivalry and their natural solidarity as women in an overwhelmingly masculine world." --Boston Herald The political and religious conflicts between

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The Acts and Monuments of John Foxe   With a Portrait
  • Author : John Foxe
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1837

Read online The Acts and Monuments of John Foxe With a Portrait written by John Foxe, published by which was released on 1837. Download full The Acts and Monuments of John Foxe With a Portrait Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Mary Tudor
  • Author : Anna Whitelock
  • Publisher : Penguin Books Limited
  • Release Date : 2016-02-23

An unadulterated look at "Bloody Mary"--Elder daughter of Henry VIII, Catholic zealot, and England's first and most murderous queen--argues that history has treated the much-maligned monarch unfairly.

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The Myth of  Bloody Mary
  • Author : Linda Porter
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2009-08-04

In this groundbreaking new biography of "Bloody Mary," Linda Porter brings to life a queen best remembered for burning hundreds of Protestant heretics at the stake, but whose passion, will, and sophistication have for centuries been overlooked. Daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon, wife of Philip of Spain,

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Mary Queen of Scotland and The Isles
  • Author : Margaret George
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2010-02-01

Margaret George's exhaustively researched novel skillfully weaves both historical fact and plausible fiction in bringing the story of Mary Queen of Scots to life. She was a child crowned a queen.... A sinner hailed as a saint.... A lover denounced as a whore... A woman murdered for her dreams... Margaret

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Mary  Queen of France
  • Author : Jean Plaidy
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2010-05-05

Legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy brings to life the story of Princess Mary Tudor, a celebrated beauty and born rebel who would defy the most powerful king in Europe—her older brother. Princess Mary Rose is the youngest sister of Henry VIII, and one of the few people whom he

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The Quest for Queen Mary
  • Author : James Pope-Hennessy,Hugo Vickers
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Release Date : 2018-09-20

'A delightful insight into an eclectic life' The Daily Telegraph 'Very funny and astute . . . a loathly feast for royal-watchers' Hilary Mantel, New Statesman Books of the Year 2018 'A complete delight, conjuring up, with a few sharp strokes of the pen, a mad, exotic species from a world gone by' Craig

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On the Trail of Mary Queen of Scots
  • Author : J. Keith Cheetham
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release Date : 1999

Traces the tumultuous life of Mary Stuart, who became queen at the age of one week and was eventually beheaded for plotting against her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I

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The Sisters Who Would Be Queen
  • Author : Leanda de Lisle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Leanda de Lisle brings the story of nine days’ queen Lady Jane Grey and her forgotten sisters, the rivals of Elizabeth I, to vivid life in her fascinating biography.”—Philippa Gregory Mary, Katherine, and Jane Grey–sisters whose mere existence nearly toppled a kingdom and altered

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Mary Queen of Scots
  • Author : Antonia Fraser
  • Publisher : Bertrams Books
  • Release Date : 2009

Mary Queen of Scots passed her childhood in France and married the Dauphin to become Queen of France at the age of sixteen. Widowed less than two years later, she returned to Scotland as Queen after an absence of thirteen years. Her life then entered its best known phase: the

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The Betrayal of Mary  Queen of Scots
  • Author : Kate Williams
  • Publisher : Pegasus Books
  • Release Date : 2020-07-14

Elizabeth and Mary were cousins and queens, but eventually it became impossible for them to live together in the same world.This is the story of two women struggling for supremacy in a man’s world, when no one thought a woman could govern. They both had to negotiate with

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Mary  Queen of Scots  and the Murder of Lord Darnley
  • Author : Alison Weir
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18

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

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Mary Queen of Scots Biography  The Executed Queen Who Lost the Throne For Love
  • Author : Chris Dicker
  • Publisher : Chris Dicker
  • Release Date : 2021-07-30

Mary Queen of Scots was dazzlingly beautiful queen of Scotland. She was crowned at birth, but her destiny was quite different. Mary never had control over her life and somebody else was making choices for her. She followed blindly someone else's agenda without giving any critical thought on the outcome.

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Between You   Me  Confessions of a Comma Queen
  • Author : Mary Norris
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2015-04-06

"Hilarious…This book charmed my socks off." —Patricia O’Conner, New York Times Book Review Mary Norris has spent more than three decades working in The New Yorker’s renowned copy department, helping to maintain its celebrated high standards. In Between You & Me, she brings her vast experience with grammar

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Crown of Thistles
  • Author : Linda Porter
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2013-08-15

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

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