Mary, Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley
1. The author describes four views of Queen Mary: the adulteress and murderess, the Catholic martyr, the romantic heroine, and the inept woman with poor judgement. How true is each view? And how much have these images obscured our view of the real Mary? What was the real Mary like?
2. In the author’s view,...
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