In the sixteenth century, when love was a tool of statecraft and marriage a political weapon, a rivalry between two queens ended when one of them faced the executioner. Start reading and discover three fascinating women. Mary Queen of Scots, a woman revered as a martyr, condemned as a traitor, dazzlingly beautiful, and caught on the wrong side of a revolution. Queen Elizabeth I, declared a bastard in childhood, crowned queen of England at the age of twenty-five, and one of the most brilliant and enigmatic rulers in history. And finally, Mary Seton, whose life and destiny was entwined with both queens. Here is the story of thwarted love, political marriages gone wrong, murders, plots of treason, long imprisonments, dramatic escapes, and a lifetime of loyalty. --Provided by publisher.