Immortal Queen

Immortal Queen

Elizabeth Byrd / Feb 23, 2020
Immortal Queen On February th a woman of forty four regal elegant but no longer beautiful knelt to lay her head upon a block At the third stroke of the axe the order signed by Queen Elizabeth I of Englan
  • Title: Immortal Queen
  • Author: Elizabeth Byrd
  • ISBN: 9780330027045
  • Page: 377
  • Format: Paperback
  • On February 8th, 1587, a woman of forty four, regal, elegant, but no longer beautiful, knelt to lay her head upon a block At the third stroke of the axe the order signed by Queen Elizabeth I of England was carried out, and the turbulent life of Mary, Queen of Scots was ended Immortal Queen tells the story of that life, from Mary s childhood days in France to her deatOn February 8th, 1587, a woman of forty four, regal, elegant, but no longer beautiful, knelt to lay her head upon a block At the third stroke of the axe the order signed by Queen Elizabeth I of England was carried out, and the turbulent life of Mary, Queen of Scots was ended Immortal Queen tells the story of that life, from Mary s childhood days in France to her death at Fotheringay The narrative is in the highest tradition of historical fiction vivid, alive, and rich in pageantry From the first page the reader is lost in a world of nearly four centuries ago, a world of drama and torturous intrigue, of treachery and high courage Mary, a widow and a queen at the age of eighteen, dies as courageously as she had lived and Bothwell, that lion of a man who perished a madman in a Danish prison, that matches her in courage and is the one man she could trust among many who would betray her and plot her downfall All spring to life in this enthralling, unforgettable book.
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      • Elizabeth Byrd

        Family Born Sarah Elizabeth Evelyn Byrd on December 8, 1912, in St Louis, MO died May 11, 1989, in Tucson, AZ daughter of Joseph Hunter Byrd an entrepreneur and mining promoter and Emma Howard Byrd married Don Phares Education Attended New York University, 1932 33.Elizabeth is the elder sister of composer Joseph Byrd December 19, 1937 and physician Dr Ruddell ByrdREER Columbia Broadcasting System, radio news writer, 1939 45 Station WMCA, script writer and actress on What s News, 1942 43 associate editor for New York literary agencies, 1944 50 Betty Byrd Associates literary agency , owner and operator, 1951 53 A L Fierst Literary Agency, critic, 1952 53 Julian Messner, Inc writer of jacket copy, 1952 60 freelance writer.In addition to her 9 novels, she wrote a non fiction book A Strange and Seeking Time , and two short stories for Argosy in 1969 1970 Gay Street Ghost, Argosy UK Jun 1969 Try a Little Tenderness, Argosy UK Mar 1970 Contributor of articles and stories to Venture, Reader s Digest, McCall s, and Scottish Field.

    759 Comments

    1. I came upon this book at a library completely by accident It is a historical novel about Mary Stuart, starting with her life in France as a child and ending with her execution It is extremely well written and accurate, as far as I can tell It reads like a very good novel and draws you in to a point where you don t want to put it down even though you know what s going to happen It gives great insights into Mary s life and personality It actually made me feel somewhat sympathetic towards Mary whic [...]


    2. i could read this book over and over and over again the first copy i read was my mother s Then i bought my own copy off i made a clamshell box for my copy to help preserve it I buy copies whenever i see them in used book stores, sometimes for 20 or 30 bucks This book is worth it I m sad it is out of print One of my personal life classics I LOVE IT.


    3. Although it is a work of fiction that was first published nearly fifty years ago, Immortal Queen still ranks as arguably the finest book ever written on the controversial Mary Queen of Scots The novel is beautifully written and better researched than most biographies, but what truly makes this book such a classic is Byrd s insight into Mary s enigmatic personality The psychological portraits of Mary and her star crossed soul mate, the Earl of Bothwell, are the most fascinating and plausible ever [...]


    4. I m yeilding for now The whole Henry VII being her grandfather not great grandfather bugged me.I had downloaded a sample It was a large sample since the book is over 500 pages I decided to try my Margaret George book on Mary before I spend 10 on the Immortal Queen.


    5. I think I read this 20 times in the 7th grade alone Loved it and opened my eyes to the beauty of history.



    6. Great bookI really enjoyed this book and learned much about a fascinating person and time I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys historical fiction.


    7. This is a very informative fictional account of the life of Mary Queen of Scots I enjoyed it as a good read and also for the historical information For anyone who enjoys historical novels this is a good one Received as a trade from bookcrosser daemonwolf, and put it quite near the top of mount tbr I previously read this while in labour with my third child, and was quite awed by the fact that she rode into battle while pregnant while in labour, can t remember so was looking forward to a re read o [...]


    8. I read this in my long lost youth and I still remember it as one of the best books I ever read I loaned my copy out because I loved it and wanted to share, and friends gave it back with torn dust jacket and dirty pages I never thought of those friends in the same way again, and I became a lot selective in my lending practices.I should read it again


    9. The best fictional portrayal of this tragic queen that I ve read so far It s hard to sympathize with Mary until you realize what a sheltered and privileged life she led up to returning to Scotland She was I ll equipped to rule This booked was pretty accurate and the fiction was believable.


    10. Loved this book The best historical fiction I ve ever read Written in 1972, but even better than phillipa Gregory one of my all time favorite authors The story is amazing, an there are lots of true facts in this book of Mary Queen of Scots


    11. Elizabeth Byrd writes with a flair for the dramatic, while at the same time keeping true to the historical facts of Mary s life Ms Byrd paints Mary as a real woman, with real feelings and desires.





    12. Not bad I learned a lot about Mary, Queen of Scots It seemed to drag in parts and I got tired of her making one bad decision after another but I guess that s what really happened.


    13. Good story even if it is kinda chick lit Gives an interesting inside look at the inner workings of royalty life back in the 16th century.


    14. The book was entertaining, well written and serves as a model for my historical fiction one model, anyway It was well recommended in a book on writing historical fiction.



    15. Its well written and well researched Everyone comes out looking pretty bad so much so you wonder how anyone could have written favorably about this time period.


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