The Captive Queen of Scots: (Mary Stuart: Book 2): one woman’s intriguing history brought to life by the Queen of British histor

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Fans of Philippa Gregory will love this beautifully evocative and atmospheric novel from international multi-million copy bestseller Jean Plaidy. Two powerful female cousins finally end their battle for England's crown...Who will be the victor?

'Paints a fresh and vivid picture...truly impressive in its breadth of canvas' -- Sunday Times
'These books are page-turners; they offer a wonderful way to learn about history, their heroines are smart, strong and in control of their destinies and their stories will remain with you for ever...They are a celebration of women's spirit throughout history.' -- Daily Express
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Scotland has been torn apart by civil war and the young and passionate Catholic Mary Queen of Scots is in the hands of her enemies.

Under duress, Mary abdicates in favour of her son, James VI, and fleeing to England, she boldly seeks refuge from her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.

But Elizabeth has never trusted the ambitious Mary, and consequently has her imprisoned. So begins a treacherous battle between two of history's most powerful and ruthless women. Without once meeting her cousin, Mary is held captive for nineteen years, whilst Elizabeth rules in the shadow of countless Catholic plots against her life...

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