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The royal Stuarts

a history of the family that shaped Britain

by Allan Massie

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Published by Jonathan Cape in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementAllan Massie
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDA28.35.S89 M37 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination370 p. :
Number of Pages370
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24528743M
ISBN 100224080644
ISBN 109780224080644
LC Control Number2010478130
OCLC/WorldCa502410290

The Royal Stuarts ruled for over years in Scotland and for a century as the Royal Family of Britain and Ireland. They were leading actors in the foremost political dramas of British history - the Scottish Wars of Independence, the Union of the Crowns, the English Civil War and the Restoration - and remain the most controversial and divisive of Price Range: $ - $ The Stuarts (A Royal History of England) by Maurice Ashley and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

  The Royal Stuarts: A History of the Family That Shaped Britain by Allan Massie in DJVU, FB3, RTF download e-book. Welcome to our site, dear reader! All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it's content suppliers and protected by US and international copyright laws%(). The Royal Stuarts by Allan Massie. Explores the family's lineage from the first Stuart king to the last. A Monarchy Transformed: Britain by Mark Kishlansky. Provides an introduction to the monarchs and their times. This is the sixth volume in the Penguin History of Britain series. An Illustrated Introduction to the Stuarts by Pamela.

THE LAST OF THE ROYAL STUARTS by HERBERT M. VAUGHAN HC ILLUST.. Shipped with USPS Media Mail. A great addition to your library. This book is over years old, and so has a decent amount of wear and tear. Most of the pages have some blotches as you can see from pictures four through nine. Let me know if you have any questions!Shipping: Free. A Historical Genealogy of the Royal House of Stuarts | This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.


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The Royal Stuarts brings to life figures like Mary, Queens of Scots, Charles I, and Bonnie Prince Charlie, uncovering a family of strong affections and fierce rivalries. Told with panache, Allan Massie's The Royal Stuarts is the gripping true story of backstabbing, betrayal, and ambition gone awry/5(87).

The Royal Stuarts by Allan Massie, published by Thomas Dunne Books. Category English History This book could very easily been subtitled: Off with their Heads, Every King should have several Mistresses, or Lets have another War.

Allan Massie does a masterful job of telling how the Stuarts shaped the history of Great Britain/5. The Royal Stuarts brings to life figures like Mary, Queens 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/5(61).

The House of Stuart, originally Stewart, was a royal house of Scotland, England, Ireland and later Great Britain, with historical connections to Brittany.

The family name itself comes from the office of High Steward of Scotland, which had been held by the family scion Walter fitz Alan (c. The name "Stewart" and variations had become established as a family name by the time of his Final ruler: Anne, Queen of Great Britain (–).

A well-fashioned history of the remarkable Scottish monarchs. They were “Stewarts,” mythical descendants of Shakespeare’s Banquo, before they were “Stuarts,” writes prolific Scottish novelist and historian Massie (Death in Bordeaux,etc.).The spelling was changed by Mary Queen of Scots so that it would be easier to pronounce for the : Allan Massie.

The Royal Stuarts brings to life figures like Mary, Queens 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. Allan Mallinson reviews "The Royal Stuarts: A History of the Family That Shaped Britain" by Allan Massie. House of Stuart, also spelled Stewart, or Steuart, royal house of Scotland from and of England from It was interrupted in by the establishment of the Commonwealth but was restored in It ended inwhen the British crown passed to the house of Hanover.

Read More on This Topic. United Kingdom: The early Stuarts and the. Overall, though always readable, the book is weakest on Stuart kings like James III and James V, where Massie too readily falls back on stories culled verbatim from Scott’s Tales of a Grandfather.

It is at its best in dealing with Charles I and Charles II, where a compelling contrast between the two kings is developed in the context of civil Author: Sue Wingrove.

The Royal Stuarts ruled for over years in Scotland and for a century as the Royal Family of Britain and Ireland. They were leading actors in the foremost political dramas of British history - the Scottish Wars of Independence, the Union of the Crowns, the English Civil War and the Restoration - and remain the most controversial and divisive of royal s:   The Royal Stuarts by Allan Massie: review Noel Malcolm applauds The Royal Stuarts, Allan Massie's lively family portrait of the dynasty that left its imprint on a huge sweep of British history.

-- The Wall Street Journal In 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 Stuarts is a panoramic history of the family that acted as a major player in the Author: Allan Massie.

A book which gets beyond the received generalisations, The Royal Stuarts takes us deep into the lives of figures like Mary Queen of Scots, Charles I and Bonnie Prince Charlie, uncovering a family of strong affections and fierce rivalries, the brave and capable, the weak and foolish/5(72).

The Royal Stuarts is intended to be a historical biography of the royal family, but it also delivers a great, if somewhat cursory, history of Scotland. The book deals mostly with foreign policy and Scottish relations with England, as well as how the kings and queens interacted with the noble families in Scotland.

The Stuarts were the first kings of the United Kingdom. King James VI of Scotland became also King James I of England, thus combining the two thrones for the first time. The Stuart dynasty reigned in England and Scotland from toa period which saw a flourishing Court culture but also much upheaval and instability, of plague, fire and war.

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$ Free shipping. No ratings or reviews yet. Be the first to write a review. Best Selling in Nonfiction. See all. The Royal Stuarts: A History of the Family that Shaped Britain by Allan Massie: review Ian Mortimer revels in The Royal Stuarts: A History of the Family that Shaped Britain by Allan Massie, a.

The Royal Stuarts: A Family History of Triumph, Tragedy and Failure by Allan Massie – review An unexpectedly exhilarating history of the Stuarts Brian Morton. A book which gets beyond the received generalisations, The Royal Stuarts takes us deep into the lives of figures like Mary Queen of Scots, Charles I and Bonnie Prince Charlie, uncovering a family of strong affections and fierce rivalries, the brave and capable, the weak and foolish."--Publisher's description.

/5(5). Massie's book comprises a history of the Stuart family line, from beginning to end. The Stuart dynasty came to rule England and a united Great Britain in the beginning of the 17th century and came to an end with the death of Queen Anne in (for a great biography of this last Stuart monarch, check out Queen Anne by Anne Somerset).

The Stuarts were the first kings of the United Kingdom. King James I of England who began the period was also King James VI of Scotland, thus combining the two thrones for the first time.

The Stuart dynasty reigned in England and Scotland from toa period which saw a flourishing Court culture but also much upheaval and instability."Henry Benedict Thomas Edward Maria Clement Francis Xavier Stuart, Cardinal Duke of York (6 March ?

13 July ) was a Roman Catholic Cardinal, as well as the fourth and final Jacobite heir to claim the thrones of England, Scotland, France and Ireland publicly. Unlike his father, James Francis Edward Stuart, and brother, Charles Edward Stuart, Henry made no effort to seize the throne.Drawing on the accounts of historians past & present as well as the representation of the Stuarts in novels & plays, Allan Massie gets beyond the stereotypes & presents a nuanced history of a remarkable family.

He tells the story of an influential but often ill-fated dynasty, a .