Mary, Queen of Scots: The Captive Queen in England 1568-87

Price: £9.99

The eagerly awaited biography by David Templeman on the English captivity of Mary, Queen of Scots is due for publishing Autumn 2016. After years of painstaking research by David at Sheffield and Chatsworth Archives, this will update and create a detailed account of Mary’s years in confinement in England culminating in the tragedy at Fotheringhay. Find out exactly what did happen to Mary in captivity and the answers to the three relevant questions arising which are why, where, and when.

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Some early reviews

“I’m very impressed with the content & the book will make a significant contribution to Sheffield’s history as well as nationally.
You should be rightly proud of it”

Peter Machan, respected Sheffield author and speaker

It is a magnificent, wonderful fact filled book that cannot fail to please even the most jaded reader’s palate. Each chapter has its own mini story of intrigue, plot and counter plot. In each of his chapters, we learn of the amazing interchange between people & events.

This book will become rightly recognised as the definitive version of Mary, Queen of Scots captivity in England.”

Robert Dunn, reviewer for the Marie Stuart Society in Scotland

“Brilliant, absorbing, enlightening, intricate detail, simply captivating” are some of the individual comments by readers.

Just finished reading David’s “Mary, Queen of Scot’s” -brilliant, I’m not an avid reader but this book I just couldn’t put it down, everything dated from her arriving to her unfortunate end, all the intrigue, plots, devious goings on etc really interesting and it’s nice to know that some of the buildings still exist, will definitely be going to see the “Old Hall” at Buxton, I know David’s a good lecturer but he’s also a good writer too-really good

Dave Elliott Member of the Friends of Sheffield Manor Lodge

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Please send your name, address and telephone number together with your cheque to: FOSML, 6 Hawkshead Avenue, Dronfield Woodhouse, DRONFIELD,  S18 8NB

Cheques payable to: FOSML 

Postage to Europe is £4.60 per book. Postage to USA is £8.01  per book.

Also books are stocked  by Sheffield Manor Lodge (payment direct to them), Main Office, Manor Oaks Farm, 389 Manor Lane, Sheffield, S2 1UL . They are open Monday to Friday 10.00 am to 4 pm. Can be contacted on Tel: 0114 276 2828
We are pleased to announce that the  Sheffield Scene shop 49 Surrey Street SHEFFIELD S1 2LG  now stocks the book.
A further stockist has been appointed, this time in South Sheffield, Sheffield Clinic of Complementary Medicine, 378B Ecclesall Road, SHEFFIELD S11 8PJ (Corner of Broomgrove Road)
Any query concerning purchasing the book then please contact the author, David Templeman on email: