Michael Dobson, 17 February 2000
Show More In My End Is My Beginning: A Life of Mary Queen of Scots by James Mackay.
Mainstream, 320 pp., £20, March 1999, 1 84018 058 7Show More
Mary Queen of Scots: Romance and Nation by Jayne Elizabeth Lewis.
Routledge, 259 pp., £14.99, October 1998, 0 415 11481 0Show More
Ancestry and Narrative in 19th-Century British Literature: Blood Relations from Edgeworth to Hardy by Sophie Gilmartin.
Cambridge, 281 pp., £37.50, February 1999, 0 521 56094 2Show More
“... wonder whether the ideas precede the examples rather than vice versa. But one only has to turn to Sophie Gilmartin’s chapter on fictionalised Marys in her Ancestry and Narrative in 19th-century British Literature (which has the misfortune to consider many of the same texts, as well as the parallels with Queen Caroline) to recognise the value of ...”