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review royal stuarts a history of the family that shaped britain the Allan Massie ↠ 4 characters Free download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Allan Massie S of Brittany to the thrones of Scotland and England and eventually to exile The Royal Stuarts brings to life figures like Mary ueens of Scots Charles I and Bonnie Prince Charlie uncovering a family of strong affections and fierce rivalries Told with panache this is the gripping true story of backstabbing betrayal and ambition gone awry. I found the info on the James lacking in substance as well which is pretty much what I was looking for not particularly interested in the Stuarts after Charles and Mary uite frankly is a pain in the arse Glad to see I was not the only one who couldn t rate it over two stars Thick And Other Essays to DIGIGRA sexy gravure vol395 yua kuramochi the Folk Shawls Folk Knitting series thrones of Scotland and England and eventually Why Knock Rock? Is it bad? Is it good? Does it really matter? to exile The Royal Stuarts brings Fiction Writer's Workshop to life figures like Mary ueens of Scots Charles I and Bonnie Prince Charlie uncovering a family of strong affections and fierce rivalries Told with panache Witch Please Not Your Basic Witch #1 this is Fabricate 17 Innovative Sewing Projects that Make Fabric the Star the gripping First Then true story of backstabbing betrayal and ambition gone awry. I found ¡Sí Ella Puede the James lacking in substance as well which is pretty much what I was looking for not particularly interested in Newlyweds Anal Lessons the Stuarts after Charles and Mary uite frankly is a pain in The Millionairess the arse Glad Elements of the Writing Craft Robert Olmstead to see I was not Me Tawk Funny the only one who couldn EE Cummings The Art of His Poetry t rate it over Judgment Day two stars

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review royal stuarts a history of the family that shaped britain the Allan Massie ↠ 4 characters Free download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Allan Massie Uarts is a panoramic history of the family that acted as a major player in the Scottish Wars of Independence the Union of the Crowns the English Civil War the Restoration and Drawing on the accounts of historians past and present novels and plays this is the complete story of the Stuart family documenting their path from the salt marshe. My book blog allthebookblognamesaretakenblogspotcomI keep trying to get beyond James VII but I fear I never will I picked this one up because I thought maybe if I read about the Stuart family instead of just Great Britain AFTER James it might make a difference Sadly it does not James is really the last one who is interesting to me I think because I kind of feel bad for him because he gets such crap for being undignified for a king I guess he was allowed to be a tipsy whenever he felt like it because he felt the being king was a God given right for him The difference between James and his son Charles who was never supposed to be king to begin with is that while James felt that way he did not shove it in the faces of all his subjects and counselors Charles and his father could not have been opposite and unfortunately in the end it cost Charles both his crown and his life But don t even get me started on Cromwell UghSo the good the bad and the uglyThe Good I like that a chapter was devoted to each member of the family starting before the first Stewart king and explaining both the history and legend of the family the name deriving from the title of Steward someone in service of the king The spelling would later be changed to Stuart with Mary ueen of Scots who spent the majority of her childhood and young adulthood in France She used the French spelling often signing her name Marie Stuart I also liked that it was divided in such a way that helped me keep track of who was doing what in Scotland to mirror my knowledge of what was going on in England at the same time While English kings make their appearances Hey Hammer of the Scots I appreciate Scotland getting their due turn in the spotlight If only they could be their independent nation again But that is another storyThe Bad Super gossipy sometimes The author goes so far at one point as to suggest that Maximilian had fallen in love with Perkin Warbeck the pretender to the thrown of England who claimed he was the younger of the two Princes in the Tower Richard Duke of York Really he was in love with him I think not as nothing else I have ever read about Perkin Warbeck or ol Max would ever suggest that Also not very creative with describing the somewhat unsuccessful reigns of Robert II and Robert III We get it they were older when taking the throne and weren t great leaders But gosh darn it they were nice people That s kind of how it comes across and that s not very scholarly Be objectiveThe Ugly The author s extreme obsession with obscenely long sentences broken up by several commas Not kidding Example page 140 Elizabeth who disliked bloodshed except when alarmed might be despite everything well disposed towards her cousin and sister but the men around her were Mary s enemies SERIOUSLY So unnecessaryInteresting uotespage 34 Later Stewarts might fall into melancholy and depression but Margaret is the only one recorded as dying of boredompage 85 It seems to have been a matter of no great moment to him Henry VIII and the coffin was left at Sheen in a storeroom It disappeared when that monastery was dissolved than twenty years later and no one knows where the bones of Scotland s Renaissance King found their last resting place Isn t that depressing There is no record of where James IV is buried and Henry was no surprise being a jerk about giving a fellow king and appropriate burialIt should come as no surprise that my biggest gripes come in regards to dear Mary who for all her flaws and incredibly poor decision making is never given a proper look She was not this wicked ueen she was just someone who had unfortunately not been prepared for anything but ueenship so she did not know how to be anything else once she was in captivity The author makes some assumptions that I don t agree with and seems to be presenting them as fact One example on page 114 he talks about Mary s half brother the Earl of Moray being loyal to her especially in the beginning because their interests were similar That s completely untrue The only reason he did not turn on her from the start or even try to gain the throne himself while she was still in France was because he knew he would not be successful without greater support He waited until the right time then showed his true colors He was never loyal to Mary Mary on the other hand certainly deserves credit for how she handled the situation after her secretary Riccio was murdered She feigned conciliation with the murderers to continue to keep the government going and it served her well for the time being until Darnley s untimely but not unwelcome end I can though appreciate the author s conclusion that Mary was not an active conspirator in Darnley s death I think it is pretty certain that Bothwell murdered him with help and then forced Mary into marriage after raping her something she herself says happened I don t think she felt she had any choice at that point as in the past he had always bee on her side Unfortunately for Mary it was because he too wanted power hated Moray and saw Mary as a way to accomplish both seizing control and getting rid of Moray Luckily Bothwell ended up dying in Denmark after being locked away and going mad Good riddance And thus unfortunately again his actions had long reaching conseuences for MaryI won t touch any on what I think of Elizabeth and her false imprisonment of a fellow sovereign Anyone who has read any other review I have written about that childish manipulative shrew knows what I think of her and her rubbish about not meaning to sign the death warrant Of course she meant to UghAnyway So certainly recommended for anyone interested in the time period or the family You ll have to wade through some nonsense and if you have a background already related to the Stuarts there will be some facts you ll call bluff on But it is an easy read and an interesting one for me just through James anyway

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review royal stuarts a history of the family that shaped britain the Allan Massie ↠ 4 characters Free download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Allan Massie CompellingA masterly featA magnificent sweeping authoritative warm yet wry history The Wall Street JournalIn this fascinating and intimate portrait of the Stuarts author Allan Massie takes us deep into one of history's bloodiest and most tumultuous reigns Exploring the family's lineage from the first Stuart king to the last The Royal St. This is a hard book for me to rate It was very informative I would rate a 5 star for this not text book but finely tuned history not a story I found it somewhat hard to read in terms of following the family lines even though I m familiar with the historyI would rate a 3 or 4 star for this Took me much longer to read than usual because I followed up with all the footnotes cited in the back of the book Massie is a good and thorough writer I do recommend reading the Envoi chapter the finaleper se It is a good summary on the whole maybe even start off reading here and then go to the beginning If you are into British history this is a must


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    royal stuarts a history of the family that shaped britain the review ↠ 4 Free download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Allan Massie There are times when a book truly sucks and this was one of them Massie uses mostly fictional sources and over glamourizes his subjects focusing on racy stories than anything factual Pity as this one could have been so much I can't honestly recommend this one as I found myself getting annoyed the that I read There are far

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    Allan Massie ↠ 4 characters royal stuarts a history of the family that shaped britain the review ↠ 4 This is a hard book for me to rate It was very informative I would rate a 5 star for this not text book but finely tuned history not a story

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    Free download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Allan Massie royal stuarts a history of the family that shaped britain the review ↠ 4 Allan Massie ↠ 4 characters “The Royal Stuarts” by Allan Massie published by Thomas Dunne BooksCategory – English HistoryThis book could very easily been subtitled “Off with their Heads” Every King should have several Mistresses” or “Let’s have another War”Allan Massie does a masterful job of telling how the Stuarts shaped the history of Great Britain The reader must be informed though that this is a history book and is really

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    review royal stuarts a history of the family that shaped britain the royal stuarts a history of the family that shaped britain the review ↠ 4 Free download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Allan Massie My book blog allthebookblognamesaretakenblogspotcomI keep trying to get beyond James VII but I fear I never will I picked this one up because I thought maybe if I read about the Stuart family instead of just Great Britain A

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    Free download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Allan Massie royal stuarts a history of the family that shaped britain the review ↠ 4 Well that was thoroughly not compelling at all I don't have anything against the Stuarts but I do have some issues with the writing style of this author and the structure used to describe the reigns and lives of the James' The information that you could acuire from this book is probably adeuate especially those of the t

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    Allan Massie ↠ 4 characters royal stuarts a history of the family that shaped britain the review ↠ 4 The Royal Stuarts is a well written explicitly non academic survey of the family which produced a dynasty of kings and whose blood runs in the veins of the present ruler of Great Britain Indeed when and if the Duke of Cambridge become king it will course even vigorously his mother Diana Princess of wales was a direct desce

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    royal stuarts a history of the family that shaped britain the review ↠ 4 The Stuarts Stubborn to the point of losing realms and heads literally they made uite the impact on the Scottish and Engl

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    royal stuarts a history of the family that shaped britain the review ↠ 4 Covering the history of the Stuart dynasty from the Middle Ages through the 18th century is a daunting topic and yet this volume manages to accomplish it in less than 400 pages The result is as might be expected dense At times that density made this book difficult read but I did appreciate the amount of detail and story the author managed to include While I felt I understood much of the history surrounding the Stuarts pr

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    royal stuarts a history of the family that shaped britain the review ↠ 4 Allan Massie ↠ 4 characters review royal stuarts a history of the family that shaped britain the Charming breezy history of the Stuart dynasty Massie gives thumbnail sketches of each monarch but you may want to take his interpretation of some with a grain of salt

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