The Betrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots by Kate Williams audiobook

The Betrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots: Elizabeth I and Her Greatest Rival

By Kate Williams
Read by Anne Flosnik

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14.38 Hours Unabridged
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Becoming Queen Victoria, a new history of Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I that reveals how the most important relationship of their life—their friendship—changed them forever. Elizabeth and Mary were cousins and queens, but eventually it became impossible for them to live together in the same world. This is the story of two women struggling for supremacy in a man’s world, when no one thought a woman could govern. They both had to negotiate with men—those who wanted their power and those who wanted their bodies—who were determined to best them. In their worlds, female friendship and alliances were unheard of, but for many years theirs was the only friendship that endured. They were as fascinated by each other as lovers; until they became enemies. Enemies so angry and broken that one of them had to die, and so Elizabeth ordered the execution of Mary. But first they were each other's lone female friends in a violent man's world. Their relationship was one of love, affection, jealousy, antipathy—and finally death.

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Summary

From the New York Times bestselling author of Becoming Queen Victoria, a new history of Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I that reveals how the most important relationship of their life—their friendship—changed them forever.

Elizabeth and Mary were cousins and queens, but eventually it became impossible for them to live together in the same world.

This is the story of two women struggling for supremacy in a man’s world, when no one thought a woman could govern. They both had to negotiate with men—those who wanted their power and those who wanted their bodies—who were determined to best them. In their worlds, female friendship and alliances were unheard of, but for many years theirs was the only friendship that endured. They were as fascinated by each other as lovers; until they became enemies. Enemies so angry and broken that one of them had to die, and so Elizabeth ordered the execution of Mary.

But first they were each other's lone female friends in a violent man's world. Their relationship was one of love, affection, jealousy, antipathy—and finally death.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A scintillating, provocative analysis of Mary and Elizabeth’s reigns and their relationship.” Telegraph (London)
“Williams expertly and entertainingly details the twisty and sordid path to the monarch’s execution. In framing Mary’s story as being one about ‘how we really think of women and their right to rule,’ Williams hints at its ongoing resonance.” Christian Science Monitor
“This very readable and fast-paced biography relates the story of Mary Stuart in a fresh and engaging way. Highly recommended.” Historical Novels Review
“Looks past tired stereotypes to give fresh insights into Mary’s tumultuous life and death.” Daily Record (London)
“As Anne Flosnik narrates, listeners learn of Mary Stuart’s life as she moves from Scotland to France and back again…Flosnik delivers the historical and political narrative in a husky, clear voice. Scarce dialogue and documents are read more tersely, using subtle accents that add variety to this new study of the life of this famous queen.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Kate Williams

Author Bio: Kate Williams

Kate Williams is the award-winning author of The Pleasures of Men, Becoming Queen, and England’s Mistress, which was short-listed for the Marsh Prize for Biography. She holds a master’s degree from the University of London and a doctorate in eighteenth-century culture from Oxford.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 14.38
Audience: Adult
Language: English