More than 400 years after her death, Mary Queen of Scots remains one of the most romantic and controversial figures in British history. This reissue of her biography explores all areas of her life, particularly her time in France, her marriages, imprisonment and her execution at the age of 44.
Antonia Fraser is one the world's best known historians and was made CBE in 1999 MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS won the James Tait Prize It has been translated into nine languages THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII sold over 150,000 copies in hardback alone To be reissued in brand new packaging to match the paperback edition of Antonia Fraser's latest bestseller, MARIE ANTOINETTE Film rights to MARIE ANTOINETTE have been sold to Sofia Coppola, daughter of Francis Ford Coppola 'Lady Antonia Fraser tells Mary's story movingly and yet with scholarship, insight and balance. It is the sort of biography of Mary which has long been needed' SCOTSMAN
Since 1969, Antonia Fraser has written many acclaimed historical works which have been international bestsellers, including Marie Antoinette, Mary Queen of Scots (James Tait Black Memorial Prize), Cromwell: Our Chief of Men, The Six Wives of Henry VIII and The Gunpowder Plot: Terror and Faith in 1605 (St Louis Literary Award; CWA Non-Fiction Gold Dagger). Antonia Fraser was made CBE in 1999, and awarded the Norton Medlicott Medal by the Historical Association in 2000. She is married to the playwright Harold Pinter and lives in London.