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    free download My Heart Is My Own The Life of Mary ueen of Scots [My Heart Is My Own The Life of Mary ueen of Scots] E–pub È John Guy John Guy ✓ 9 summary I've given this book 5 full stars It took me an inordinate amount of time to finish it due to the humongous cast of characters and the tangled relationships that the Tudor and Stuart family trees exhibit Now that the reading is done I can say that I’m truly impressed by this luminous expertly researched biography of the gracious witty br

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    [My Heart Is My Own The Life of Mary ueen of Scots] E–pub È John Guy Turning my attention to a historical figure about whom I have heard much but know little I chose John Guy’s tome on Mary ueen of

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    [My Heart Is My Own The Life of Mary ueen of Scots] E–pub È John Guy To say this was a sympathetic biography of Mary ueen of Scots would do an injustice to the word sympathetic I ha

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    [My Heart Is My Own The Life of Mary ueen of Scots] E–pub È John Guy I’d planned to read this prior to the movie release but it soon became apparent with the level of in depth research on a complicated period in British history that I wouldn’t finish this in timeThat’s a massive compliment to the author it’s a time that I’m overly familiar with and with each chapter I was continuing to learn so muchAs Guy carefully explains what life was like for Mary from the daily

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    [My Heart Is My Own The Life of Mary ueen of Scots] E–pub È John Guy This is a well researched and well written detailed story of Mary ueen of Scots It seems to me that history has kind of pu

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    free download My Heart Is My Own The Life of Mary ueen of Scots [My Heart Is My Own The Life of Mary ueen of Scots] E–pub È John Guy John Guy ✓ 9 summary I enjoyed this book but found it difficult not to be furious with Mary's stupidity and short sightedness not to mention her vanity which allowed her to be easily led by similarly vain and ambitious men Guy perhaps is a little in love with Mary and the book lacks incisiveness and impartiality because of it but it's still one of the best biographies I've read

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    [My Heart Is My Own The Life of Mary ueen of Scots] E–pub È John Guy download ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ John Guy John Guy ✓ 9 summary Interesting insight on what Mary was really like but the author is VERY biased in her favour and bends over backwards to show her in a favourable light often to the detriment of others I wonder how he feels about the recent revelations by medical historians that for it to be apparent that Mary had miscarried Bothwell's twins rather than a sin

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    download ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ John Guy John Guy ✓ 9 summary free download My Heart Is My Own The Life of Mary ueen of Scots In a word this book is brilliant The breadth of research and expertise in writing makes this the best book I have

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    free download My Heart Is My Own The Life of Mary ueen of Scots John Guy ✓ 9 summary download ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ John Guy Mary ueen of Scots doesn’t have the best reputation Said to have ruled with her heart rather than her head; Mary

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    John Guy ✓ 9 summary download ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ John Guy [My Heart Is My Own The Life of Mary ueen of Scots] E–pub È John Guy Good read but too biased and tries to present Mary as a far better person than the evidence suggests she could possibly have been Wha

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summary My Heart Is My Own The Life of Mary ueen of Scots ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub download ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ John Guy John Guy ✓ 9 summary A long overdue and dramatic reinterpretation of the life of Mary ueen of Scots by one of the leading historians at work todayShe was crowned ueen of Scotland at nine months of age and ueen of France at sixteen years; at eighteen she ascended the throne that was her birthright and began ruling one of the most fractious courts in Europe riven by religious conflict and personal lust for power She rode out at the head of an army in both victory and defeat; saw her second husband assassinated and married his murderer At twenty five she entered captivity at the hands of her rival ueen from which only death would. To say this was a sympathetic biography of Mary ueen of Scots would do an injustice to the word sympathetic I hate to use the word hagiography but this is as close as it gets The author is a specialist in Tudor history and is to be respected but I have come away from this very readable book and I mean very readable profoundly confused He has in my opinion let his deep research into the subject cloud his judgement in the presentation of the biography His sympathy spoils the entire narrative Yes he is occasionally critical of Mary s decisions but then there seems to be excuses Lets be honest her decision to marry Bothwell must rank as one of the most ludicrous acts by a reigning monarch in British history Yes the author says as much but makes excuses I was almost waiting for Stockholm Syndrome to be evoked after she was raped by Bothwell The superlatives used to describe Mary are constant throughout intelligent ingenious razor sharp And in the end when things have gone disastrously wrong we get told she was unlucky Well yes maybe but her bad luck is apparently just a constant throughout her life The author works hard to make it all very unlucky that way via some very sympathetic eulogising I tended to want him to tell the story and let me decide not editorialiseMy other major criticism is the use of the sources I have to be critical of the notes sources and the bibliography used in the research for the fact they are not mapped by footnotes The book is a revisionist opinion and that is fair enough but with that if the author going to make statements as to it being a cold day one of the protagonists feeling happy sad or indifferent at least map the source via a footnote I mean if Mary was born in the coldest winter first page of the first chapter what was the source This was constant throughout and a distraction from a very good history to tell So with all that in mind would I recommend this to others who are interested in the life of Mary ueen of Scots Yes as at its best this is an an extremely interesting book I just wish the author had been a bit circumspect in his delivery

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summary My Heart Is My Own The Life of Mary ueen of Scots ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub download ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ John Guy John Guy ✓ 9 summary Shingly he solves through careful re examination of the Casket Letters the secret behind Darnley's spectacular assassination at Kirk o'Field With great pathos Guy illuminates how the imprisoned Mary's despair led to a reckless plot against Elizabeth – and thus to her own executionThe portrait that emerges is not of a political pawn or a manipulative siren but of a shrewd and charismatic young ruler who relished power and for a time managed to hold together a fatally unstable countryMY HEART IS MY OWN is a compelling work of historical scholarship that offers radical new interpretations of an ancient story. Mary ueen of Scots doesn t have the best reputation Said to have ruled with her heart rather than her head Mary Stuart was surrounded by drama heartbreak forced to abdicate her throne and eventually beheaded after being held captive in England Yet there is much to credit Mary that many people overlook Historian John Guy attempts to rehabilitate this infamous woman in ueen of Scots The True Life of Mary Stuart Guy presents ueen of Scots as a full fledged biography beginning with a description of Mary s birth and subseuent childhood This beginning is slightly less evasive to the actual Mary as Guy focuses on the environment around Mary and of key figures in her life versus just of Mary herself It can be argued that Guy goes slightly off tangents at times However stick to the reading as ueen of Scots does reveal Mary as the pages progressReaders need not worry that Guy puts Mary on a pedestal merely to reverse the consensus image of her character Rather ueen of Scots is actually uite straight forward and a better formed big picture portrait of Mary than most other biographiesGuy does suffer from his usual tendency of making speculative and would have and could have statements Luckily based on other books of his I have read ueen of Scots is the least to overuse these Guy s prose and text is also a bit too flowery and visual which is also a habit of his and means he could pen a terrific HF novel which deters some readers On the other hand this writing style prevents ueen of Scots from being too dry and scholarly and thus heightens the pace In other flaws Guy sometimes backtracks in time and events when presenting information which can cause confusion with readers Also evident is repetition literally There are phrases which appear almost copypasted I m not sure how the editor missed thisOn a positive note ueen of Scots is peppered with myth debunking and detective work performed by Guy In fact some of the information is fresh or explored in a way that even those readers familiar with the life of Mary will find amusing revealing and interesting ueen of Scots sort of shifts gears from a biography to an investigative piece when discussing the murder of Darnley Guys presents this event in a court case like manner and proceeds to break down the history and subseuent events in points of view of Mary Bothwell and the nobility This is done in a very well rounded and complete way revealing multiple angles and information previously not discussed Guy even uotes documents not mentioned by historians since the 1800s This helps explain Mary s position in a far better conclusive way than other biographies Yet Guy doesn t push his beliefs or biases he merely gives a better insight for readers to make their own judgments while debunking mythsOn similar grounds Guy s discussion of the Casket Letters and its impact is thorough riveting and much in depth and investigative than many other sources Again all sides are explored and myths are exposeddebunked resulting in compelling reading Sadly concluding chapters slow down in pace and return to a biography style which isn t necessarily a problem The problem is that Guy seems to rush over topics and ueen of Scots feels as though a deadline was approaching or the word count was being met and therefore Guy had to wrap it up The epilogue of ueen of Scots features a strong summary of Mary s legacy followed by chronological time lines of events both in Mary s life and in Britain during her lifetime This is followed by annotated notes and a section of sources a satisfying amount of primary sources were used Guy also infuses ueen of Scots with two sections of black and white photo plates ueen of Scots is a very well written heavily researched biography which takes a uniue investigative look at Mary s life offering an out of the box view without simply hero worshipping her ueen of Scots is recommended for all readers interested in British history ueens and Mary herself ueen of Scots is definitely one of Guy s stronger works

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summary My Heart Is My Own The Life of Mary ueen of Scots ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub download ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ John Guy John Guy ✓ 9 summary Release herThe life of Mary Stuart is one of unparalleled drama and conflict From the labyrinthine plots laid by the Scottish lords to wrest power for themselves to the efforts made by Elizabeth's ministers to invalidate Mary's legitimate claim to the English throne John Guy returns to the archives to explode the myths and correct the inaccuracies that surround this most fascinating monarch He also explains a central mystery why Mary would have consented to marry – only three months after the death of her second husband Lord Darnley – the man who was said to be his killer the Earl of Bothwell And astoni. I enjoyed this book but found it difficult not to be furious with Mary s stupidity and short sightedness not to mention her vanity which allowed her to be easily led by similarly vain and ambitious men Guy perhaps is a little in love with Mary and the book lacks incisiveness and impartiality because of it but it s still one of the best biographies I ve read

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  • My Heart Is My Own The Life of Mary ueen of Scots
  • John Guy
  • English
  • 08 August 2020
  • 9781841157535