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    A rendering of the execution of Mary Stuart, the former Queen of Scots, at Fotheringay Castle on February 8th, 1587.

    Mary Queen of Scots at execution

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

    Mary, Queen of Scots last letter, written February 8, 1587

    Mary Queen of Scots handwriting

    Mary Queen of Scots glove

    Mary, Queen of Scots.

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

    Mary, Queen of Scots, age 9

    Mary Stuart Queen of Scots 1553 Clouet

    mary queen of scots

    Mary Queen of Scots' Dress This beautiful dress is a modern reconstruction of a dress worn by Mary, it can be seen in Stirling Castle

    mary queen of scots family tree

    Mary Queen of Scots by François Clouet

    Mary, Queen of Scots

    Princess Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of James I, granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots

    Mary Stuart, Queen of France and Scotland in her wedding dress, 1565

    Mary, Queen of Scots, great-greanddaughter of Princess Margaret Tudor

    Mary Queen of Scots

    gold and enamel rosary beads carried by Mary Queen of Scots at her execution

    Elizabeth of Valois - eldest daughter of Henry II of France & Catherine de' Medici. Her father insisted she share her bedroom w/ her future sister-in-law, Mary, Queen of Scots. She had to give precedence to Mary –a crowned queen. The 2 would remain close friends the rest of their lives. Though her sister Margaret & Mary of Scots were prettier, she was still considered attractive. She married to Philip II of Spain. Philip was enchanted by his 14 yr old bride & gave up his mistress.