Mary Queen of Scots: Born to Rule

Everyone’s heard of Mary, Queen of Scots. She is famous for: having terrible taste in husbands, rotting away in Elizabeth I’s prison, and finally losing her head – on a chopping block. But did you know that Mary was a giant of a lady who had a charmed childhood and was kidnapped by a murderous lord? Mary might be dead, but her story is still alive and kicking!

  • A humorous biography in a Horrible Histories style
  • Packed with funny facts, quizzes, jokes and cartoons
  • The fascinating inside story on a key historical figure
  • Hugely engaging reading that supports the curriculum

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  • Margaret Simpson

    A brilliant author and screenwriter for children, Margaret Simpson is the author of Dead Famous: Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots, Cleopatra and Double Take: Rivals for the Crown. She is somewhat of a Tudor expert, and has also written Arthurian Legends in the Twisted Tales series for Scholastic.

  • Philip Reeve

    Philip Reeve is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of the Mortal Engines books.

    Awards

    Philip has won many major awards, including the Nestle Smarties and Blue Peter prizes for Mortal Engines, the Guardian prize for A Darkling Plain and the Carnegie medal for Here Lies Arthur.

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