Queen Of The Castle

Jane Lane

978 0 7551 0836 7
Paperback | 212 pp
205 x 135 mm
Price: £8.99, $14.95, €13.95


Charting the last four months in the life of Mary, Queen of Scots, this extraordinary historical tale describes the ghoulish trial in which Mary defended herself against thirty-six judges already instructed to condemn her. This is a tale of a woman embattled against the odds and her remarkable character, courage and quietude in the face of death.


A vivid account of the end of Mary, Queen of Scots, from her arrival at Fotheringhay to her death - Miss Lane tells the story with vigour and conviction.

Times Literary Supplement

Author biography:

Jane Lane Elaine K. Dakers was born in 1905 and her first novel was published when she was just seventeen. She adopted the pen-name of Jane Lane to reflect the historical nature of her books, Lane being the maiden name of her grandmother, a descendant of the Herefordshire branch of Lanes who sheltered King Charles II after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester.

A versatile and dynamic author, Jane Lane wrote over forty works of fiction, biography, history, and children’s books.

She is perhaps best known for her books about the Stuart period and 18th century Scotland, written from a Catholic and Royalist perspective. ‘A State of Mind’ is unique among her books, being set in a dystopian future.

She died in 1978.

‘Miss Lane towers head and shoulders above the rest’ – The New Statesman

‘A writer who offers…faithfulness to historical fact and style’ – The Sunday Times

‘One of the few contemporary writers who excel both as novelists and historians’ – The Tablet

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ISBNs: 9780755108367 978-0-7551-0836-7 Title: queen of the castle