In 1674, skeletons of 2 children were discovered under the staircase leading to the chapel at the Tower of London. Believed to be the remains of the "Princes in the Tower", the skeletons were buried, on the orders of Charles II, in Westminster Abbey. In 1933, the grave was re-opened & the skeletons determined to be those of 2 young children, one aged 7 to 11 & the other 11 to 13. Therefore, the skeletons could belong to the missing Princes. If only the Queen would allow DNA examinations!
Research Indicates Mary Magdalene was Black and of Ethiopian lineage. Using the Old Testament of the Bible as a basis for much of her research, Johnson asserts that it is very possible that Mary Magdalene was of the lineage of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba through their son Menelik I. The late Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia laid claim to being of the lineage of Menelik I and also the same lineage of Jesus through the Davidic line...
Mary Queen of Scots, aged 19, in white mourning to mark the loss of three members of her immediate family within a period of 18 months. Her father-in-law Henry II died in July 1559; her mother Mary of Guise died in Scotland in June 1560; and in December of the same year her husband Francis II died. Mary, no longer Queen of France, returned to Scotland in August 1561. Wearing white was the official sign of mourning worn by women of royal blood or high-ranking courtiers.
Elizabeth I by Bettes. Here we can clearly see the blackwork embroidery on the Queen's sleeves. The Tudor rose is prominent. When the heraldic Tudor rose appears on her ladies' clothing it is more than likely that the item has come from the Queen. Wearing an item of dress given to you by the Queen would signal that you stood high in her favour.
James I of England/VI of Scotland, son of Mary, Queen of Scots, grandson of Margaret Tudor, great-grandson of Henry VII Succeeded to the English throne after the death of Elizabeth I, uniting Great Britain under one ruler for the first time ever. When his mother, Mary Queen of Scots, was beheaded, he had instructed his ambassador to tell Elizabeth I, "This death hath no sting".
Mary, Queen of Scots. She ruled Scotland for 25 years, ending in 1567. Under the laws of succession, Mary was next in line to the English throne after her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, who was childless. To Catholics, Elizabeth was illegitimate and Mary was the true heir. Elizabeth feared Mary’s ambition but was reluctant to act against her, an anointed queen. After dubious plots surfaced, Elizabeth permitted a trial for treason, and Mary’s conviction and execution.
Mary Stuart ~ Beautiful & charming, with no judgment. ~ Popularly known as Mary, Queen of Scots, her tragic life has made her one of the best-known women of her time. She ruled Scotland for 25 tumultuous years, ending in 1567. Fleeing Prot. Scotland, Mary only found confinement in England. Under the laws of succession, Mary was next in line to the English throne after her sister, Queen Elizabeth I, who was childless. To Catholics, Elizabeth was illegitimate and Mary was the true heir…