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The Blossom of the Soul
By Valerie Christie

Series Description:

The year is 1615. In a Benedictine convent in Northern France a woman named Mary Seton, who was once lady-in-waiting to Mary, Queen of Scots is nearing the end of her life. 

She wants to tell you her story. 

 

Category: Fiction Book Chapters
Updated: Every Other Week
Status: Completed



Author Bio For Valerie Christie:

 I am a theology graduate, history geek and yoga enthusiast living and working in Belfast, Northern Ireland. My work has been published online on With Painted Words, and in a recent anthology called Tense Situations. When I'm not writing I enjoy reading, exploring new places, and long walks in the countryside. 

Acknowledgements:

I found the following resources very useful while researching the life of Mary, Queen of Scots:

Mary, Queen of Scots by Antonia Fraser

Crown of Thistles by Linda Porter

My Heart Is My Own by John Guy

Bess of Hardwick by Mary S Lovell

The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots : An eyewitness account by Sir Robert Wingfield of Upton

Historic Scotland Guidebook for Linlithgow Palace

The Marie Stuart Society has much information about Mary's life available on their website, which I found really beneficial. For information on Mary Seton herself, I found an article on historyextra.com "Mary, Queen of Scots: what happened to her ladies-in-waiting?" which gave me some idea of what Mary Seton did after she left her Queen's service.

I would like also to thank my wonderful, supportive friends in Belfast Writers Group who have helped me so much.  

 







Series Description:

The year is 1615. In a Benedictine convent in Northern France a woman named Mary Seton, who was once lady-in-waiting to Mary, Queen of Scots is nearing the end of her life. 

She wants to tell you her story. 

 

Category: Fiction Book Chapters
Updated: Every Other Week
Status: Completed


Author Bio For Valerie Christie:

 I am a theology graduate, history geek and yoga enthusiast living and working in Belfast, Northern Ireland. My work has been published online on With Painted Words, and in a recent anthology called Tense Situations. When I'm not writing I enjoy reading, exploring new places, and long walks in the countryside. 

Acknowledgements:

I found the following resources very useful while researching the life of Mary, Queen of Scots:

Mary, Queen of Scots by Antonia Fraser

Crown of Thistles by Linda Porter

My Heart Is My Own by John Guy

Bess of Hardwick by Mary S Lovell

The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots : An eyewitness account by Sir Robert Wingfield of Upton

Historic Scotland Guidebook for Linlithgow Palace

The Marie Stuart Society has much information about Mary's life available on their website, which I found really beneficial. For information on Mary Seton herself, I found an article on historyextra.com "Mary, Queen of Scots: what happened to her ladies-in-waiting?" which gave me some idea of what Mary Seton did after she left her Queen's service.

I would like also to thank my wonderful, supportive friends in Belfast Writers Group who have helped me so much.