[KINDLE] ☆ Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Murder of Lord Darnley | by ↠ Alison Weir #2020


  • Title: Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Murder of Lord Darnley
  • Author: Alison Weir
  • ISBN: 9780812971514
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Paperback

  • Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Murder of Lord Darnley By Alison Weir From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling historian comes a brilliant investigation of a notorious unsolved mystery.
    Alison Weir
    Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.Alison Weir born 1951 is a British writer of history books for the general public, mostly in the form of biographies about British kings and queens She currently lives in Surrey, England, with her two children.Before becoming an author, Weir worked as a teacher of children with special needs She received her formal training in history at teacher training college.

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

    Commentaires:

    Jeffrey Keeten
    En Ma Fingit Mon CommencementIn my end is my BeginningMary had this saying embroidered on her cloth of estate while in prison in England.Mary was 6 days old when her father died and she was crowned Queen of the Scots At age 15 she married Francis, dauphin of France, and he ascended the throne a year later Just when events seemed to be going in Mary s favor Francis died after only 18 months as King Mary was not that welcome in France due to fears she would make a play for the throne She returned [...]

    Kalliope
    Had I known the degree of excruciating research that must have stood at the base of this book and the arduous account it produced, I don t think I would have purchased this book.But chance guides ones life, including that delicious part of it our books and our reading I used to live in a place where bookstores rarely offered the books one sought instead they presented surprises Visiting these shops was twice as fun I always came out with treasured and unexpected purchases This was one of them.It [...]

    Gary
    This book is essentially an exploration and whodunnit of the murder of Mary, Queen of Scot s second husband, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, rather than a biography of Mary herself.Mary was certainly an interesting and tragic figure.The book itself is essentially a very interesting expose, and Weir certainly has researched her work and presented her conclusions as to the evidence painstakingly well.The first three chapters of this work are concerned with Mary s early life, her growing up in the Fren [...]

    Katie
    Alison Weir is a menance and probably the most disreputable and pathetic excuse for a historian alive today She cannot let history be what it is, rather, she feels the need to reinvent the wheel every single time and tell you the truth that she alone has uncovered Never mind that there are factual holes in her research so big the governator should be driving his Hummer through them, or that it is unlikely that Ms Weir has been gifted with historical powers so extraordinary that she uncovers the [...]

    Louise
    Alison Weir thoroughly presents and critiques what is known about this complex and murky affair Most of the book is readable, some of it is a page turner, and on some technical parts who was at a meeting legal precedents translation issues it can be a slog Written in 2003, I believe it remains the definitive work on Lord Darnley s murder.Weir covers the main elements of the story with clarity than I have seen anywhere, specifically How Mary came to marry Darnley inclusive of Elizabeth s mixed s [...]

    C.S. Burrough
    Alison Weir surpassed herself penning this tome, the first in my opinion to rival Antonia Fraser s 1969 Mary Queen of Scots Via Mary Stuart runs the continuous line of succession, from Plantagenets Tudors, down to England s current royals.Mary has always polarised debate, first when alive and then, through the centuries, from the grave Regardless which account we accept, she cannot be seen as entirely blameless for her unfortunate life It s also beyond question that too much blinkered blame has [...]

    Heidi
    This book is partly a biography of Mary Queen of Scots, and partly an indepth examination of the source material surrounding the explosive murder of her second husband, Lord Darnley, with some conclusions over who was involved.I have been slowly ploughing through this over long book Although the title focusses on the murder of Lord Darnley, the early chapters are of a biography as they go in great depth through Mary s early life and the actual murder comes quite late on in the book Then there i [...]

    Pete daPixie
    I have encountered yet another historical work that bears accurately the maxim that truth is indeed stranger than fiction I m sure that the master of Scottish historical fiction, Sir Walter Scott would struggle to concoct a dastardly series of plots that Alison Weir sets to untangle in her 2003 publication, Mary, Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley In fact it is a piece of Scott s verse which springs to mind, that sums up this book precisely Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first [...]

    GoldGato
    Normally, I love Alison Weir s books The reader can always count on extensive research and astute reasoning, but this one was a slog We re talking about one of the most perplexing historical figures of all time in Mary, Queen of Scots and yet, it just dragged on And on and on.She was the bosom serpent The 16th Century Princess Diana of her day Emotional, needy, irrational, and limelight loving, she just couldn t handle the heat Her first husband was the King of France and her second was found de [...]

    Amanda
    Like a couple of other readers, I could not finish this book I retreated at the half way mark It is without doubt a well researched book, but I had a lot of trouble keeping up with the Scottish nobles, getting confused about the Huntley s, Hamilton s, Maitland s, Melville s, Moray s, and then they were all related by marriage at some point it seemed I think that personally, I might be better served by reading historical fiction about Mary, as the personalities are better shown by dialogue and mi [...]

    Chris
    I ve been re reading this over the last month.Weir does a good analysis of the whole murder of Darnley, and while she believes Mary to be innocent, she doesn t show the Scots Queen as truly a white sheep The last 100 hunderd pages, however, are a little slow.

    Kim
    This was a good book I am a big fan of Alison Weir This was about an episode in history that I was not very familiar with, and I learned that you have to be a brutal person to survive as a queen I liked the book very much and plan to re read it sometime in the future.

    Katie
    SALACIOUSLY DELICIOUS The events of this book ridiculous, even so because they are true Scheming bastards, treasonous plotting, multiple murders, kidnapping, espionage, and on and on Mary Queen of Scots was a complicated woman in a complicated time, though by the end I mostly felt bad for her Weir paints a realistic picture of a rather naive woman in over her head and surrounded by powerful and unscrupulous men plotting against her This book is a wonderful follow up read to Weir s biography of [...]

    Steven Peterson
    At the close of the book, author Alison Weir puts the matter in straightforward terms Page 577 Her Mary s tragedy was that she was in many respects innately unsuited for the role to which she had been born Compared with her cousin Elizabeth, she was a political innocent, and as such she was thrust into a situation in which a seasoned, hard headed male ruler might have floundered And, indeed, the juxtaposition between Elizabeth and Mary is warranted.This book, ostensibly, focuses on who murdered [...]

    Caroline
    The murder of Lord Darnley at Kirk o Field is one of the most celebrated mysteries in Scottish history, and with Alison Weir being one of the most well known historians writing today, I was looking forward to reading this.I ve always approached Weir s books with a hefty dose of caution she s never been shy of nailing her colours to the mast when it comes to her subjects so I was prepared for a certain amount of bias After all, all history is to a certain extent conjecture we can never truly know [...]

    Orsolya
    This is not only one of my favorite Alison Weir historical works but also one of my favorite books, in general All 688 pages of it I read the hardcover The overwhelming but in a positive way level of research, organization, sleuth like discoveries, and yet cake batter smoothness of this book results in the perfect combination of informational read and entertainment Certainly a page turner, the only thing that kept me taking breaks while reading is that I didn t want to finish it I ve always been [...]

    Su
    Alison Weir is one of those authors that I think I should love, but I don t I have read quite a bit about Mary Stuart, and wanted to read Ms Weir s book to further my understanding of the Queen The murder of Darnley is fascinating history, unfortunately this book is not I found the book to be plodding and dry I felt there was too much distance between the author and the subjects, as if Ms Weir was going down a list and now it was time to write about Mary of Scotland Ms Weir unnecessarily complic [...]

    Jsmith1000
    Many writer filmmakers present Mary in this big, romantic, misunderstood role as a Queen caught in the middle of a tug of war for the throne of England, and she had a legitimate part to play in this saga However, Mary was not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it came to leading a country, and she let her heart get in the way of leadership decisions for Scotland This was one of the weak links that Elizabeth I played to her advantage.Darnley was a fool and an idiot Weir captures that precisely [...]

    Emily
    An account of factionalized backstabbing in olde Westeros Scotland.This is history written in the style of a Zagat s guide I miss MacPherson s skepticism about the words that make it into the record, and his humanistic moral sense about the choices people made.I also miss MacPherson s ability to tag his expansive cast of characters with memorable attributes to help the reader keep up with them Weir offers the swamp of titles and houses, and while she helpfully keeps track for us of which are Cat [...]

    Pia
    had a tougher time with this one than some of her others This felt like it was written as a history paper I ll give her that she did her research, but she is so biased toward believing Mary innocent which she well may be , but she doesn t let the reader draw the conclusion, she makes these arguments about how obvious something is given her argument research IMO Many of the facts she presented could ve been interpreted differently, but she doesn t give the reader a chance, she plows forward with [...]

    Michell Karnes
    This was an interesting read It was full of facts refuting the common theory that Mary was involved in the murder of her husband and knowingly married of the murders I did think Mary was an ineffective ruler and either completely ignorant of what was going on or had suspicions that she acted on in the murder of Darnley Which leads me to place blame than the author in some ways does I also don t excuse her behavior considering how Bothwell used her and her behavior concerning Elizabeth s throne [...]

    Karen
    In the Introduction, Ms Weir says the purpose of this book is to answer the question was Mary, Queen of Scots the instigator of, or a party to, the murder of her husband She proceeds to take a fresh and comprehensive look at the evidence to draw her conclusion The result is an entertaining and engaging narrative in which she interprets the evidence in the context of the times.

    Clarissa
    Finally Oh lordy, I never thought such a short book could be so tortuous The beginning was good, the end was good but the middle Talk about dragging out things that probably didn t need to be included Oy

    Shonda Wilson
    Weir loves this subject and she makes a pretty compelling case for her assertions involving Mary and Darnley s deathbut with me being bias against Mary, I root against herFor popular history Weir does OK, I would not use her as an academic source.

    Rachael
    I waited about a week before writing my review because I wanted to think it through carefully and finish my reading of another slightly recent look at Mary s life by John Guy I highly recommend his biography, even over Fraser s I ll be writing a lot of words as anyone who knows me knows that this is a pet interest but I ll begin with a broad review Following that, I ll type up about some quibbles with her findings that will probably constitute spoilers though I have no idea why the concept of [...]

    Kimberly
    As usual, Alison Weir brings common sense to history This was an interesting read, it did bog down occasionally with the legalities but they were necessary for the story to make sense Mary, Queen of Scots, was destined, it seems, to be a tragic woman Some of the problems were self made due to pride, others out of sheer ignorance She had people to advise her, but it didn t do her any good since she didn t take their advice, or took the wrong advice at the absolute wrong time I was interested in t [...]

    Abbi
    It has taken me a LONG time to get through but it was worth it I felt like I knew quite a lot about the life of Mary Queen of Scots but the detail within which Weir goes into about this one major life event, what led to it and the circumstances that occurred due to it really goes the extra mile to help me understand about Mary s life She really did make terrible life choices I will have to read this again in the future when I don t have young children interrupting me It is a definite must read [...]

    Silver Fox
    Don t waste you money on this book it is the initial attempt of a very good historical writer, however she covers much detail of Mary Stuart s dilemma and leaves one as undecided as many have been for decades Did she or didn t she Not proven either way, but she has many references to back up either verdict It is full of useful documentation, but as for her relationship with Elizabeth I of England, her desire to be heir to her throne and the devices she uses as her prisoner for 19 years is missi [...]

    Lisa Hunt
    Super interesting book that one of my brothers got for merticularly relevant since we were going to Scotland It definitely made the trip interesting in that I had some of the backstory to match up to the places we were visiting It was a big and thoroughly researched book that sometimes seemed overly wordy, but all in all, quite good Makes me think a little differently about Elizabeth Iafty thing she was Poor Mary was quite outmaneuvered

    Imuoy
    Alison Weir must take off one s hat for her attitude toward the historical events and her readers, who is really consistent to figure out the truth as being sincere with the countless information.This book confirms what she respects the survived documents with knowing of a winner can always would control those, and we have only the way of using our imagination for what is the truth She has never mixed up or made up two important different things that the facts and the speculations.On that basis [...]

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