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8 February 1587 – The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots

On this day in history, on the morning of the 8th February 1587, Mary, Queen of Scots, was escorted to…

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10 February 1567 – Murder of Lord Darnley, Husband of Mary Queen of Scots

At 2am on the 10th February 1567, Kirk o’Field, the house where Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley, was lodging, was blown…

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8 February 1587 – Mary Queen of Scots is Executed

On the morning of the 8th February 1587, Mary Queen of Scots was executed at Fotheringhay Castle. It was a…

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Mary Queen of Scots

Those of you who clicked on The Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar yesterday – 8th December – will have read…

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14th October 1586 – Trial of Mary Queen of Scots

On this day in history, 14th October 1586, the trial of Mary Queen of Scots began at Fotheringhay Castle in…

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20 June 1567 – The Casket Letters Discovered

On the 20th June 1567, a few days after Scottish rebels apprehended Mary Queen of Scots, servants of James Douglas,…

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24 April 1558 – Mary Queen of Scots Marries the Dauphin

On this day in history, Mary Queen of Scots married Francis, the Dauphin of France, at Notre Dame Cathedral in…

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Death of James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell – 14 April 1578

On this day in history, 14th April 1578, James Hepburn, 1st Duke of Orkney and 4th Earl of Bothwell, died…

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The Murder of David Rizzio – 9 March 1566

On this day in history, 9th March 1566, David Rizzio, the private secretary of Mary Queen of Scots was assassinated…

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Lord Darnley is Murdered – 10th February 1567

On this day, 10th February 1567, Henry, Lord Darnley, husband of Mary Queen of Scots, was murdered at Kirk o’Field…

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The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots – 8th February 1587

On this day in history, Wednesday 8th February 1587, Mary Queen of Scots was executed at Fotheringhay Castle.The warrant for…

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Mary, Queen of Scots – 8th December 1542

Happy Birthday, Mary Queen of Scots! Yes, on this day in history, 8th December 1542, Mary Stewart (Stuart) was born…

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John Knox

On this day in history, 24th November 1572, the Scottish clergyman and famous Reformer, John Knox, died as his wife…

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Mary Queen of Scots – Tragic Heroine?

On this day in history, 29th October 1586, four days after a commission had found Mary Queen of Scots guilty…

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The Trial of Mary Queen of Scots

On this day in history, 14th October 1586, the trial of Mary Queen of Scots began at Fotheringhay Castle in…

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Elizabeth I the Poet – 1560s and 1570s

The first poem I want to share with you was inscribed by Elizabeth I on the last leaf of her…

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Robert Dudley to Marry Mary Queen of Scots?

On this day in history, 29th September 1564, Robert Dudley was made Earl of Leicester, an earldom which had been…

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Mary Queen of Scots Lands in Scotland

On this day in history, at six o’clock on the morning of Tuesday 19th August 1561, Mary Queen of Scots…

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Mary Queen of Scots Marries Lord Darnley

On this day in history, the 29th July 1565, Elizabeth I’s nemesis, Mary Queen of Scots, married Henry Stuart, Lord…

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The Murder of Lord Darnley

On this day in history, the 10th February 1567, Lord Darnley was murdered at Kirk o’ Field, Edinburgh, in the…

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Mary Queen of Scots – Part Two

This post carries on from Mary Queen of Scots – Part One, a two-part article commemorating the anniversary of the…

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Mary Queen of Scots – Part One

On this day in history, the 8th February 1587, Elizabeth I’s arch enemy, cousin (once removed) and fellow queen, Mary…

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Plots Against Elizabeth I

One of Elizabeth I’s main achievements has got to be actually becoming Queen by not only rising above her illegitimacy…

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The “Bosom Serpent” and Gloriana

Today’s episode of BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week on “Elizabeth’s Women” by Tracy Borman focused on Chapter 12…