Praise for The Royal Stuarts
"Not just for history lovers but anyone hooked on Showtime's The Tudors or, currently, The Borgias...An enjoyable, often witty read, which will make for a nice introduction to the Stuarts and a fun refresher for aficionados."
"A well-fashioned history of the remarkable Scottish monarchs... A palatable history lesson that might help untangle the royal lineage web for American readers."
"Smart...A delightfully opinionated but nuanced and action-packed history."
"It drips with blood, cruelty and tears... Evocative, visceral - haunting."
--Daily Telegraph (UK)
"Lively and jauntily paced history."
-- Sunday Times (UK)
"Stirring and eloquent account of the Stuarts."
--Scotland on Sunday
"A highly readable and impressively panoramic history."
"[Massie] combines dry wit and fondness for well-constructed sentences with a novelist's sense of the enlivening detail."
-- Daily Express (UK)
"A pleasure to read and psychologically compelling."
--The Spectator (UK)