"A wonderfully thorough history of the Scots that thankfully avoids dwelling on stories that have been explored countless times before-especially fitting now as Scotland decides whether to withdraw from the union with England."

Kirkus Reviews


It also brings alive a neglected aspect of British history - the blood-spattered steps taken by two small countries on the fringes of Europe towards an awkward unity that would ultimately forge a great nation. Beginning with the unlikely and dramatic victories of two usurping kings, one a rank outsider and the other a fifteen-year-old boy who rebelled against his own father, the book will shed new light on Henry VIII, his daughter, Elizabeth, and on his great-niece, Mary Queen of Scots, still seductive more than four hundred years after her death.

In the UK it is Crown of Thistles; The Fatal Inheritance of Mary Queen of Scots

Linda's third book is

Tudors Versus Stewarts: The Fatal Inheritance of Mary Queen of Scots

It is now available in th US from St. Martin's.