Mary, Queen of Scots: A Study in Failure

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Since her execution at Fotheringay Castle in 1587, the romantic appeal of Mary, Queen of Scots, has fascinated historians, biographers and novelists. The aim of this study is to show Mary as she really was - a mid-16th century monarch of a kingdom which had political and economic importance far greater than seemed justified by its size or position. She ruled during one of the most dramatic and formative periods in the history of both Scotland and Europe, when the struggle between Catholic and Protestant was at its height and when Scotland's close links with France constituted a direct threat to the security of England. The author's view is that, in this situation, Mary was a tragic figure - someone born to power who was wholly unable to cope with its responsibilities.

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Jenny Wormald was one of the most influential Scottish historians of her generation. She taught history at Glasgow University for 20 years, and was then appointed to a fellowship in Modern History at St Hilda's College, Oxford, for a further 20 years. After retirement to Edinburgh she became an Honorary Fellow in Scottish History at the University of Edinburgh and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. She wrote a number of significant books and articles, including Court, Kirk and Community: Scotland 1470-1625 (1981), 'James VI and I: Two Kings or One?' (1983) and 'Gunpowder, Treason and Scots' (1985). Anna Groundwater is a cultural and social historian of early modern Scotland, and Britain, in which she lectures at the University of Edinburgh. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

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