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The Amazing Life of Mary, Queen of Scots

Fact-tastic Stories from Scotland's History

Gill Arbuthnott
Mike Phillips


Also available as: Paperback

Range: Young Kelpies eBook 136 pages 40 b/w illustrations ISBN: 9781782506843 Publication date: 21st October 2021
She was Queen of Scotland and of France, and a possible Queen of England; she was involved in a series of mysterious deaths; in the end she lost her head... But what was life really like for Mary, Queen of Scots?

Put on your ruff and step into the sixteenth century for a unique glimpse into the dramatic life of the infamous queen. Mary's story is told from the perspective of her young servant Alec. Each easy-to-read chapter mixes the involving story of the queen's life with timelines, charts and revealing illustrations to create a Fact-tastic account that is both educational and emotionally engaging for younger readers.

Take a journey through time and find out:
-- Why did Mary become Queen of Scots when she was just six days old?
-- What exotic animals lived with the young queen?
-- How did Mary escape from Lochleven Castle?
-- Why did Mary's cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, arrange her beheading?

The Amazing Life of Mary, Queen of Scots continues the brilliant Fact-tastic series, which blends intriguing facts and fascinating fiction to bring the most exciting, gruesome and crucial moments of Scottish history alive for young readers.

Amazing Life of Mary, Queen of Scots


Gill Arbuthnott was born and brought up in Edinburgh, but escaped briefly to study in St Andrews and Southampton. She couldn’t stay away, however, and now lives in Edinburgh with her family and Leonard the cat. When she’s not writing, she works as a biology…

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Mike Phillips is the illustrator of many children’s books including the Horrible Histories: Gruesome Guides and the Horrible Geography series.

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