ALLAN MASSIE is the award-winning author of many novels, including his Roman Quartet --Antony, Augustus, Tiberius and Caesar. He lives in the Scottish Borders and writes for the Daily Telegraph, Scotsman and for the Spectator, where he has a regular column.
"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." --Library Journal"A well-fashioned history of the remarkable Scottish monarchs... A palatable history lesson that might help untangle the royal lineage web for American readers." --Kirkus"Smart...A delightfully opinionated but nuanced and action-packed history." --Publishers Weekly "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." --The Scotsman"[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)