The story of Mary, Queen of Scots, has been told many times- but here is ther the story of the scheming rogues around her. An amazing array of plots and plots, of deliberate cold- blooded murder, of forgeries, of changing sides, double- complex schemes of ambitious men who, in the troubled years of the 1560's '70's outwitted and killed off one another. Mary is shown as a tool in the hands bastard brother, Moray, who used her as a pawn to his own ends, only to fall to other plotters cleverer than he; the crafty forger Lethington; the crude vicious playboy, to whom they married the Queen; the acquisitive Earl of and, behind the scenes, Elizabeth.... In much the vein of her previous discursive, but presenting a mass of material, competently marshalled, plot. For those who like substantial historical .