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    Mary, Queen of Scots, was executed on 8 February 1587 at Fotheringhay Castle, in Northamptonshire. After nineteen years in captivity, she was found guilty of plotting the assassination of her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I

  • Ashlie Jensen

    Being Bess: On This Day in Elizabethan History: The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots - On Feb. 8th in 1587, Mary Stuart, the former Queen of Scots, was executed at Fotheringhay Castle after being implicated in the Babington Plot the previous year. You can read about the charges & evidence against her, her trial & execution in our article: http://beingbess.blogspot.com/2013/02/on-this-day-in-elizabethan-history_8.html

  • Mary Anne Doms

    The scene of the execution of Mary Queen of Scots, created by an unknown Dutch artist in 1613

  • Charlotte Hunyor

    In April 1587 Queen Elizabeth I executed her rival to the English throne, her cousin Queen Mary Stuart of Scotland and France. A bitter conflict, played out over twenty years, between the two women on personal, political and religious grounds was concluded.

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Mary Queen of Scots being led to execution early on the morning of February 8, 1587.

Mary Queen of Scots at execution

family tree of Mary Queen of Scots. Why does this remind me of Harry Potter?

"Mary, Queen of Scots, age 9" I have never been quite convinced that this is Mary--Mary had a long, narrow, beaky nose (not unlike her cousin Elizabeth's) and this lady's nose is positively snub! If it's Mary, it certainly doesn't look like the Clouet portraits.

Letter to Henri III of France from Mary Queen of Scots. Translated, "Monsieur, I write only this word to thank you for the good wishes sent me by my ambassador, and I shall write tomorrow at greater length, and, holding you in great devotion, most humbly kiss your hands, praying to God that He may keep you, Monsieur, in the best of health through a long life."

A VERY beautiful glove for the left hand, worn by the unfortunate Queen of Scots on the morning of her execution.

Mary Queen of Scots was one of the most fascinating and controversial monarchs of 16th century Europe. At one time, she claimed the crowns of four nations - Scotland, France, England and Ireland. Her physical beauty and kind heart were acknowledged even by her enemies. Yet she lacked the political skills to rule successfully in Scotland. Her second marriage was unpopular and ended in murder and scandal; her third was even less popular and ended in forced abdication in favor of her infant son...

Mary Queen of Scots - Beautiful sketch depicting her well renowned beauty.

Mary, Queen of Scots, was one of the most fascinating and controversial monarchs of 16th century Europe. At one time, she claimed the crowns of four nations - Scotland, France, England and Ireland. Her physical beauty and kind heart were acknowledged even by her enemies. Yet she lacked the political skills to rule successfully in Scotland.

This is the rosary thought to have been carried by Mary Queen of Scots to her execution

forbiddenalleys: Family tree of Mary Queen of Scots, c.1603