‘Ground-breaking … One of the greatest international bestsellers of the post-war period’ Andrew Roberts, Daily Telegraph
‘Reads like an engrossing novel’ Sunday Times
An infant queen. A teenage widow. Beautiful, flamboyant Mary Queen of Scots had a formidable intellect but her political sense – formed at the absolute court of France – plunged her country into a maelstrom of intrigue, marriage and murder. Upon fleeing to England she was held captive by her cousin Elizabeth I. In this classic biography, reissued for the fiftieth anniversary of its publication, acclaimed historian Antonia Fraser relates the enthralling story of Mary’s life and untimely end.