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Lives of the Queens of Scotland and English Princesses 8 Volume Paperback Set Lives of the Queens of Scotland and English Princesses

by Agnes Strickland, Elizabeth Strickland

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, General Series

Lives of the Queens of Scotland and English Princesses 8 Volume Paperback Set Lives of the Queens of Scotland and English Princesses Synopsis

Agnes Strickland (1796-1874) and her sister Elizabeth collaborated on many biographical projects. They were pioneering historical biographers and key figures in the development of women's history. Writing from a female perspective, they included coverage of domestic matters that male historians had previously ignored. Although much of the work is Elizabeth's, she preferred to avoid publicity and her sister Agnes appeared as the sole author. This eight-volume series (originally published between 1850 and 1859) was the sequel to their hugely popular Lives of the Queens of England and allowed Agnes to indulge her passionate interest in Mary, Queen of Scots, to whom Volumes 3-7 are devoted. Volume 5 (1854) covers Mary's reign from the birth of her son James VI (1566) and her husband's murder, to her third marriage, downfall and abdication. Thoroughly researched and referenced, it describes both the personal and political aspects of Mary's experiences.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781108026147
Publication date: 3rd February 2011
Author: Agnes Strickland, Elizabeth Strickland
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 394 pages
Categories: Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700,

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