Few women in history have stood the test of time, but the true story surrounding the ill-fated Mary Queen of Scots has ensured that her story lives on to intrigue and fascinate. Who was this 16th-century lady and what role did she play in the history of Great Britain?
Piece together the Queen of Scots’ turbulent relationship with her cousin Elizabeth I of England, which ultimately proved to be her downfall. In different circumstances the two women might well have been friends, but when the Queen of England signed Mary’s death warrant, the Queen of Scots, dressed in blood red, played out her final act under the executioner’s axe.
You will learn about:
Her life beginning to the end
Background on the royal lines
Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth - Her relationship Queen Elizabeth I
Mary Queen of Scots and the murder of Lord Darnley
The Casket Letters and resulting trial
The Babington Plot
Her execution for treason