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Mary Queen of Scots
by Antonia Fraser | History
Registered by Deborah909 of Boston, Massachusetts USA on 10/28/2014
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by Deborah909 from Boston, Massachusetts USA on Monday, January 19, 2015

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Journal Entry 2 by amyem from Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Monday, January 19, 2015

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Journal Entry 3 by amyem at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Wednesday, December 27, 2017

8 out of 10

It took quite some time but I finally took advantage of a few days off at really dug into this and it did not dissappoint. A review I read somewhere noted that Fraser is just in love with Mary Stuart and I tend to agree. This is a substantial and detailed work (although I still felt my lack of overall knowledge of the period at times) but Fraser does find it hard to ever find fault in Mary. She is a tragic figure, for sure, but this sets her up as sometimes a bit of plaster saint. It was a long read, clocking in at over 600 pages, but I'm glad I persevered. I was most moved by the epilouge, that despite the tragedy of her life, Mary Queen of Scots is the actual mother of the English royal family with a direct line of descent straight down to the current Queen. So despite, her long and ultimately fatal struggle to assure her place in the succession, she was the one who did win out. 


Journal Entry 4 by amyem at CfA Book Sharing Shelf in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, January 11, 2018

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Released 5 mos ago (1/11/2018 UTC) at CfA Book Sharing Shelf in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA

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Journal Entry 5 by amyem at Panera Bread, Porter Square, 5 White Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, February 24, 2018

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Released 3 mos ago (2/24/2018 UTC) at Panera Bread, Porter Square, 5 White Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA

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Planned for release at February 2018 Boston Bookcrossers Meetup 


Journal Entry 6 by wingeponine38wing at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, February 25, 2018

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Orphaned at the meetup. Looks interesting, but I'm really trying to reduce Mt. TBR so will probably re-release.  


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