"Compelling...A masterly feat...A magnificent, sweeping, authoritative, warm yet wry history."
--The Wall Street Journal
In this fascinating and intimate portrait of the Stuarts, author Allan Massie takes us deep into one of history's bloodiest and most tumultuous reigns. Exploring the family's lineage from the first Stuart king to the last, The Royal Stuarts is a panoramic history of the family that acted as a major player in the Scottish Wars of Independence, the Union of the Crowns, the English Civil War, the Restoration, and more.
Drawing on the accounts of historians past and present, novels, and plays, this is the complete story of the Stuart family, documenting their path from the salt marshes of Brittany to the thrones of Scotland and England and eventually to exile. The Royal Stuarts brings to life figures like Mary, Queens of Scots, Charles I, and Bonnie Prince Charlie, uncovering a family of strong affections and fierce rivalries. Told with panache, this is the gripping true story of backstabbing, betrayal, and ambition gone awry.
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ALLAN MASSIE is the award-winning author of many novels, including his Roman Quartet ―Antony, Augustus, Tiberius and Caesar. He lives in the Scottish Borders and writes for the Daily Telegraph, Scotsman and for the Spectator, where he has a regular column.Review:
“Not just for history lovers but anyone hooked on Showtime's The Tudors or, currently, The Borgias...An enjoyable, often witty read, which will make for a nice introduction to the Stuarts and a fun refresher for aficionados.” ―Library Journal
“A well-fashioned history of the remarkable Scottish monarchs... A palatable history lesson that might help untangle the royal lineage web for American readers.” ―Kirkus
“Smart...A delightfully opinionated but nuanced and action-packed history.” ―Publishers Weekly
“It drips with blood, cruelty and tears... Evocative, visceral - haunting.” ―Daily Telegraph (UK)
“Lively and jauntily paced history.” ―Sunday Times (UK)
“Stirring and eloquent account of the Stuarts.” ―Scotland on Sunday
“A highly readable and impressively panoramic history.” ―The Scotsman
“[Massie] combines dry wit and fondness for well-constructed sentences with a novelist's sense of the enlivening detail.” ―Daily Express (UK)
“A pleasure to read and psychologically compelling.” ―The Spectator (UK)
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Descrizione libro Thomas Dunne, 2010. Condizione libro: New. The Stuart dynasty ruled Scotland for three centuries and Great Britain and Ireland for one. Theirs is a tale of brilliance and bravery, all too often marred by disaster - the execution of Mary Queen of Scots, the Civil War, and the overthrow of James VII and II. This adventurous, opinionated history offers a sympathetic reading of their strengths and weaknesses, from their rise to power in 14th century Scotland to the bitter exile after the failure of the Jacobite uprisings. Codice libro della libreria 299989
Descrizione libro Thomas Dunne Books, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0312581750
Descrizione libro Thomas Dunne Books, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110312581750
Descrizione libro Thomas Dunne Books, 2011. Condizione libro: new. Shiny and new! Expect delivery in 20 days. Codice libro della libreria 9780312581756-1
Descrizione libro Thomas Dunne Books, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0312581750
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97803125817561.0