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The Galliard

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Author: Margaret Irwin

Genre: Historical Fiction
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780749080730
Rights: World English
Pub. Date: 25th February 2013

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 Queen of Scotland at six days old.

Queen of France at seventeen years old. keenly watches this new threat to her throne.

A widow at eighteen.

The young and trusting Mary, Queen of Scots, is sailing home to her kingdom after years in exile. The danger from her cousin, the English Queen, has not lessened since then. Religious divides threaten to tear the nation apart and, across the border, Elizabeth keenly watches this new threat to her throne..

Amid the furious turmoil and uncertainty in her Scottish kingdom, Mary finds she has one loyal servant - James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell, a 'glorious, rash and hazardous young man' known to all as the Galliard. In Bothwell's courage and love for her, Mary finds serenity, and though fate works against them, no force can conquer their spirit.

This stunning novel from the acclaimed author of Young Bess breathes new life into the little-known story of the great love of Mary, Queen of Scots.


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‘In this wide-ranging novel Irwin is not afraid to move between colourful story-telling ad (occasionally) a more withdrawn, biographical style of writing when necessary to maintain the pace without sacrificing historical detail…This is an excellent novel, well worth republishing.’Historical Novels Review

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