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Other Queen, the (2008) [Novel]
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Two women competing for a man's heart
Two queens fighting to the death for dominance
The untold story of Mary, Queen of Scots

Biographers often neglect the captive years of Mary, Queen of Scots, who trusted Queen Elizabeth's promise of sanctuary when she fled from rebels in Scotland and then found herself imprisoned as the "guest" of George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, and his indomitable wife, Bess of Hardwick.

The newly married couple welcome the doomed queen into their home, certain that serving as her hosts and jailers will bring them an advantage in the cutthroat world of the Elizabethan court. To their horror, they find that the task will bankrupt them, and as their home becomes the epicenter of intrigue and rebellion against Elizabeth, their loyalty to each other and to their sovereign comes into question. If Mary succeeds in seducing the earl into her own web of treachery and treason, or if the great spymaster William Cecil links them to the growing conspiracy to free Mary from her illegal imprisonment, they will all face the headsman.

Original title: The Other Queen
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHistoricalThe "royals"
FictionHistoricalEuropeanBritish Isles

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Other Queen, the (2008)
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Language: English

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Other Queen, the (August 21, 2008)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780007190348
Dimensions: 6.5 x 9.4 x 1.8 in
Pages: 448

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