This book examines the lives and careers of the men and women who ‘kept’ Mary Queen of Scots when she was a political prisoner in England, circa 1568/9-1587. Elizabeth I trusted this onerous task to Sir Francis Knollys, Rafe Sadler, the Earl of Shrewsbury, Bess of Hardwick, and the puritanical nit-picker Sir Amyas Paulet. Until now, these nobles have been mere bit-players in Mary’s story; now, their own lives, loves and fortunes are laid bare for all to see.
  • Author: Mayhew, Mickey
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Publication Date: 01/09/2022
  • ISBN: 9781399010993
  • B-Code: B063123
  • Illustrated: 40 b/w illustrations
  • Pages: 224
  • Dimensions: 234x156mm