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Re: Books/TV/Films about the Stuarts
« Reply #180 on: April 18, 2009, 07:03:33 PM »
This is one of my favourite films.  I think Vanessa Redgrave is perfect casting for MQoS.  She's beautiful, but not in the supermodel/sexpot way.  It's more that she's exceptionally attractive and alluring and projects the same sort of charisma that Mary clearly possessed.

I also that the rest of the casting was spot on.  In particular Timothy Dalton is great as as the shifty and spineless Darnley, and Ian Holm is equally good as the cunning but devoted Rizzio.  I read one review of the film a few years ago that described the script as heavy and wooden.  I can only assume that the reviewer was watching a different film to me as I though the script flowed beautifully and made for a gripping drama.

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« Reply #181 on: October 18, 2013, 12:07:37 PM »
New book about Scottish royal history from the Picts to Queen Anne

http://www.royalhistorian.com/the-kings-and-queens-of-scotland-by-timothy-venning-review/

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« Reply #182 on: March 05, 2014, 01:59:22 PM »
There have been a lot of movie portrayals of the Stuart Kings see the wiki bios of Charles I and James II, I couldn't find one for Charles II but there more than a few.

some books on the Stuart era:
Jacobite Spy Wars, Hugh Douglas spying in the 1700s for and against the Stuarts in excile
The Williamite wars in Ireland 1688_1697 Richard Doherty
William III and the defense of European Liberty 1650-1702 Stephen baxter William III vs Louis XIV
The Triumph of Providence Jane Garrett a plot to murder William III
The Defeat of James Stuarts Armada 1692 Philip Aubrex deals with the naval battle of Cape Barfluex or La Houge

Then ther is the miniseries reign about Mary Queen of Scots that I haven't seen

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Re: Books/TV/Films about the Stuarts
« Reply #183 on: March 06, 2014, 03:45:56 PM »
The costume drama as the call it is on CW it has Mary Queen of Scots played by Adeliade Kane. She looks a little too tanned and short to be Mary who was 5'11" and had a rather pale complection.

More books on the Stuarts:
Osprey has a number on the Stuart armies and their battles
All the Queens men Gordon Donnaldson on Mary's supporters
Edinburg During the Reformation Michael Lynch Edinburg in the 1500s
By Permisson of heavan Darian Tinniswood on the great fire of London

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Re: Books/TV/Films about the Stuarts
« Reply #184 on: March 06, 2014, 04:45:39 PM »
The costume drama as the call it is on CW it has Mary Queen of Scots played by Adeliade Kane. She looks a little too tanned and short to be Mary who was 5'11" and had a rather pale complection.

I watched the trailer for this show and thought "The Renaissance meets Gossip Girl!".  The girl playing Mary is very attractive but no more so (in my opinion) than the four girls playing her maids of honour.  Also the guy playing the Dauphin Francois looks like a male model which wasn't the case in reality! 

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« Reply #185 on: March 07, 2014, 07:28:40 AM »
No, Francois II was a very poor specimen with a chronic ear infection which eventually developed into the mastoid abscess which killed him.

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« Reply #186 on: March 07, 2014, 02:21:20 PM »
Reign has been picked up for its second season.

In looking through archives.org put in the names of Mary Queen of Scots, Charles I & II, James I & II, Queen Anne and you will get a number of book titles on these people.

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« Reply #187 on: April 10, 2014, 06:25:38 PM »
A couple of more books of interest of MQofS:
Mary Stewart's people by Margaret Sanderson deals with a number of the other people that lived in Scotland in Mary's time.
Elizabeth's Spymaster Francis Walsingham and the secret war that saved England Robert Hutchinson a fairly recent bio of Walsingham which shows how he got Mary executed and England as a 1500s police state.

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« Reply #188 on: August 23, 2016, 03:51:44 PM »
on youtube the miniseries:
By the Sword Divided
The First Churchills

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« Reply #189 on: October 08, 2016, 01:03:10 PM »
Some not so good movies on Mary Queen of Scots:

Gunpowder Plot and Treason Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots Completo E Dublao Has Spanish subtitles it needs English subtitles

Maria Stuart by f Schiller in German with English subtitles

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« Reply #190 on: September 19, 2017, 09:31:32 PM »
I think there may be a movie Mary Queen of Scots in the works

The book "The trial of Mary Queen of Scots" Jane Lewis has the record of her trial and the full Robert Wyngfield account of her execution for those who want more on the subject.

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« Reply #191 on: September 21, 2017, 04:02:41 AM »
There is James, they were filming locally to me last week. ( Gloucester Cathedral).
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