ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: September 1, 2006
Mary, Queen of Scots: And All That
By (author) Allan Burnett; Illustrated by Scoular Anderson
“Mary, Queen of Scots and All That” is a real-life adventure packed with historical facts about Scotland’s headless heroine. Follow hot-blooded Mary’s lifelong rivalry with her frosty cousin, Queen Elizabeth I of England – and discover why the Queen of Scots gets her head chopped off. Start at the beginning by finding out how well Mary gets on with her pushy Mum, her ladies-in-waiting and her first boyfriend. Work out why she is hated by Nasty Knox the preacher and his Edinburgh mob. Meet Mary’s horrible husbands and understand what makes her marry them. Solve the mysterious murders of her nearest and dearest. Learn the truth about Mary’s madness. Uncover the secret plots that earn the Queen of Scots a deadly date with her cousin’s executioner – and decide for yourself whether Mary is guilty or innocent. Crowned with exciting illustrations, this book is a heartbreaking royal romance that will leave you laughing your head off!
Allan Burnett grew up on Benbecula in the Western Isles. He studied at the University of Edinburgh, gaining an MA honours degree in Scottish History, and an MSc. A freelance writer, he has also worked as a librarian, an archivist, a ‘ghost tour’ guide, deputy foreign affairs editor at the Sunday Herald and deputy editor for the Scottish Standard. He lives in Glasgow. Scoular Anderson is one of Scotland’s best know illustrators. He has written over seventy books (including 1314 And All That and 1745 And All That, both published by Birlinn) and has also illustrated a huge number of books by other authors. He lives in Dunoon.