Not one of the best bio's of an amazing woman

The Captive Queen: A Novel of Mary Stuart - Danny Saunders

I received this book as part of a book tour with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours.


I love the subject. Mary of Scots is an amazing woman with a fascinating life. I also love reading anything to do with the Tudor family.


That being said, this is not one of the best Tudor era books available. The book focus is primarily Charlotte, a lady in waiting to Mary. She is not a likable character. I'm certain that court machinations encouraged those involved to become scheming, but I just didn't like Charlotte. Mary herself is portrayed somewhat differently than I expected.


If you enjoy Tudor history, by all means, add this book to your TBR list, but include others as well. You will find many other books about Mary of Scots on the market, I personally recommend those by Antonia Fraser, Margaret George or John Guy.