Mary Queen of Scots [Film Tie-In]

by John Guy

On Sale: 17/12/2018



About the Book

Now a major film, this is a dramatic reinterpretation of the life of Mary Queen of Scots by one of the leading historians of this period.

Who was the real Mary Queen of Scots? The most enigmatic ruler of England lived a life of incredible drama and turmoil: crowned Queen of Scotland at nine months old, and Queen of France at sixteen years, she grew up in the crosshairs of Europe's political battles to become Queen Elizabeth's arch rival.

This book tells the story of the fraught and dangerous relationship between these two women of incredible charisma and power – a relationship that began with both seeking a political settlement, but which led them down a path of danger, from which only one could emerge victorious.

Previously published as ‘My Heart is My Own'.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008316228
  • ISBN 10: 0008316228
  • Imprint: 4th Estate - GB
  • On Sale: 17/12/2018
  • Pages: 544
  • List Price: 24.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Biography & True Stories / Biography: historical, political & military


John Guy is a leading historian of the Tudor period. He has been a Professor of Modern History at St. Andrews University since 1992 and his book Tudor England is a core text for students of the period. He has recently written and presented programmes on Thomas More and Mary, Queen of Scots for the BBC.

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