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Book News January 2020

Isabella of France: The Rebel Queen Paperback – 15 January 2020 (UK) & 1 April 2020 (US) Isabella of France married Edward II in January 1308, and afterwards became one of the most notorious women in English history. In 1325, she was sent to her homeland to negotiate a peace settlement between her husband and her [read more]

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Book News September 2019

Four Queens and a Countess: Mary Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I, Mary I, Lady Jane Grey and Bess of Hardwick: The Struggle for the Crown Paperback – 15 September 2019 (UK) & 1 January 2020 (US) When Mary Stuart was forced off the Scottish throne she fled to England, a move that made her cousin Queen [read more]

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Four Queens and a Countess: Mary Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I, Mary I, Lady Jane Grey and Bess of Hardwick by Jill Armitage Book Review

When Mary Stuart was forced off the Scottish throne she fled to England, a move that made her cousin Queen Elizabeth very uneasy. Elizabeth had continued the religious changes made by her father and England was a Protestant country, yet ardent Catholics plotted to depose Elizabeth and put Mary Stuart on the English throne. So [read more]