Scourge of Henry VIII

Scourge of Henry VIII

The Life of Marie De Guise

Book - 2016
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Although Mary, Queen of Scots continues to fascinate both historians and the general public alike, the story of her mother, Marie de Guise, is much less well known. A political power in her own right, she was born into the powerful and ambitious Lorraine family, spending her formative years at the dazzling and licentious court of Francois I. Although briefly courted by Henry VIII, she instead married his nephew, James V of Scotland, in 1538. James' premature death four years later left their six day old daughter, Mary, as Queen and presented Marie with the formidable challenge of winning the support of the Scottish people and protecting her daughter's threatened birthright.
Publisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire :, Pen & Sword History,, 2016.
Branch Call Number: 941.104 MAR
Characteristics: 208 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations, portraits ;,24 cm.

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