A Year in Books/Day 41: Mary Queen of Scots

  • Title: Mary Queen of Scots
  • Author: Marjorie Bowen
  • Year Published: First Edition-1934/This Edition: 1971 (Sphere Books Limited)
  • Year Purchased: 2001
  • Source: Book Harbor, Westerville, Ohio
  • About: A fine biography that gives the Scots queen her full due. A true classic.
  • Motivation: I have a largish collection of Tudor-themed books. Although I have never been strongly attached to Elizabeth’s cousin, I thought it was time to give a few feet of shelf space to the House of Stuart. I’m glad I did.
  • Times Read: 1
  • Random Excerpt/Page 200: “It was Sir Henry Killigrew who brought the official warning and the secret complaint to Edinburgh. He had his notes to make on the affairs, domestic and politic, of the young Queen of Scots who should, by the birth of her son, have been at the height of her triumph.”
  • Happiness Scale: 10
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