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by Elizabeth Byrd

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Author: Elizabeth Byrd
ISBN: 0312504306
ISBN13: 978-0312504304
Language: English
Publisher: St. Martin's Press; 1st edition (January 1, 1979)
Pages: 313
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Elizabeth Byrd (December 8, 1912 – May 11, 1989) was an American author. Her main body of work is historical fiction, and her most successful novel is Immortal Queen, a historical romance about Mary, Queen of Scots

Elizabeth Byrd (December 8, 1912 – May 11, 1989) was an American author. Her main body of work is historical fiction, and her most successful novel is Immortal Queen, a historical romance about Mary, Queen of Scots. Nine of her thirteen novels were published while she was living in Scotland. Byrd was born Sarah Elizabeth Evelyn Byrd on December 8, 1912 in St. Louis, Missouri, to Joseph Hunter Byrd and his wife Emma Evangeline Byrd, née Howard.

Lady Mary Seton, maid of honour to the ill-starred Mary Queen of Scots, fo. .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. Books by Elizabeth Byrd. Mor. rivia About Maid of Honour.

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Queen Elizabeth I of England and Mary, Queen of Scots were two of the greatest, most legendary rivals in recorded history-although . Though Anne had bewitched the King, she was despised by most of the court and the public

Queen Elizabeth I of England and Mary, Queen of Scots were two of the greatest, most legendary rivals in recorded history-although they never even met. In one castle was Elizabeth, the childless virgin queen: bawdy, brilliant, tactical and cynical. In the other, Mary: feminine, charming, romantic and reckless. Though Anne had bewitched the King, she was despised by most of the court and the public. Her redheaded daughter was considered the bastard child of a whore. Henry VIII had cast aside his universally respected Catholic wife, Catherine of Aragon, and their daughter, Mary, for Anne.

During Elizabeth’s rule, Mary, Queen of Scots lay claim to the English .

During Elizabeth’s rule, Mary, Queen of Scots lay claim to the English crown and posed one of the greatest internal threats to remove her cousin from the throne. Mary was raised Catholic and was considered by many English Catholics to be the rightful monarch of England. Elizabeth herself seemed to have some interest in a member of her court, Robert Dudley. Successor to Queen Elizabeth I. Because Elizabeth I had no children, with her death came the end of the house of Tudor - a royal family that had ruled England since the late 1400s. The son of her former rival and cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots, succeeded her on the throne as James I. Related Profiles.

In 1558 Mary Queen of Scots, granddaughter of Henry VIII’s elder sister Margaret, had challenged Elizabeth for the throne of England, but had failed. The Catholics believed that because Elizabeth had been declared illegitimate in 1536, Mary’s challenge to the throne was stronger than Elizabeth’s. Mary Queen of Scots (1542-1587) was the daughter of James V of Scotland and Mary of Guise. She became Queen of Scotland when she was six days old after her father died at the Battle of Solway Moss

Elizabeth I's relationship with Mary, Queen of Scots dominated English and Scottish politics for 20 years

Elizabeth I's relationship with Mary, Queen of Scots dominated English and Scottish politics for 20 years.

Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I’s letters to each other were their only sources of communication, and they .

Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I’s letters to each other were their only sources of communication, and they remain to this day historians’ most insightful and formative sources on the quarter century-long rivalry between the two queens, as they show how Mary and Elizabeth’s relationship changed over time. Elizabeth first refers to Mary politely in the first peace treaty she signed with France and Scotland (then governed by Marys formidable mother, the Scottish Queen Mother and Regent Marie de Guise).

February 1980 : UK Paperback.

Byrd was born Sarah Elizabeth Evelyn Byrd on December 8, 1912 in St.Immortal Queen: A Novel of Mary, Queen of Scots (Ballantine, 1956). Maid of Honour: The Court of Mary Queen of Scots (Macmillan London, 1978). The Diamond (Macmillan, 1979). Shortly after she was born, the family moved to New York. Joseph Byrd was a mining prospector and promoter who eventually remarried and settled in Tucson, Arizona; the musician Joseph. The Flowers of the Forest (Constable, 1962). The Ghosts in My Life (Ballantine, 1968). A Strange and Seeing Time (R. Hale, 1971).

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Comments to eBook Maid of Honour: A Novel Set in the Court of Mary Queen of Scots
Thordira
Not as good as "Immortal Queen" but a good companion to Elizabeth Byrd's other Mary Queen of Scots novel.
Capella
This novel is an odd companion piece to "Immortal Queen," Byrd's brilliant 1956 novel about Mary Queen of Scots. I say "odd" because it is a virtual retelling of "Queen," except while the earlier novel was told from Mary's viewpoint, "Maid" is "told" by Mary Seton, one of the Queen's maids-of honor.
There are obvious disadvantages to this method of telling Mary's story, namely, that everything of interest in the novel is related to the reader by second-hand. We are "shown" only a surface glimpse of Mary's life, and to try and compensate, Byrd throws in a throughly pointless subplot concerning Seton's (completely fictitious) love for a priest. If Byrd found it so impossible to leave the subject of Mary alone, she would have been better advised to have used a more satisfying method of retelling the story.
That said, however, while this is no "Immortal Queen," "Maid of Honour" is still far superior to the usual examples of Marian fiction, which, (with a few exceptions) tend to range from mediocre to godawful.
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