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The Ballad of the Five Marys

The Ballad of the Five Marys

Donald Smith

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BALLAD of the FIVE MARYSYestreen the Queen had Four MarysTonight she'll hae but threeThere was Mary Seton, and Mary BeatonAnd Mary Carmichael and me.from `Mary Hamilton', The Child BalladsThe Mary Carmichael of the well-known ballad may be a fiction but Marys Seton, Beaton, Livingston and Fleming, together with Mary Stewart, comprised the real five Marys - assertive young women unafraid to question their place in society.Who was Mary Queen of Scots? Vilified as an adulteress, only to be immortalised as a martyr, where does history become legend?Why was Mary deposed? Who killed Darnley? Five hundred years after the Battle of Flodden and the birth of John Knox, this new take on Mary's life explores not only the historical events which led to her demise, but the relationships and emotions of an increasingly isolated young woman faced with political and religious upheaval and her country's gradual loss of independence.Our Sovereign Lady who now Reigns at this Hour, The Mighty Lord be ever her Protector And Make Her Marriage as He thinks Best, That Her Liege may Reign in Peace and RestTHE FORMAN ARMORIAL, C.1562


Condition: New
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
Publication Date: 2014-05-31
Format: Paperback
Weight(KG): 0.148

ISBN: 9781910021149

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