Execution of a Queen

On 8 February 1587, Marie Stuart (Queen of Scots) was executed at Fotheringhay Castle for her supposed treasonous acts against Elizabeth I, Queen of England.   From the moment Mary was informed of her impending execution (the following morning) she felt the world lifted from her shoulders. This prison that she had been kept in… Continue reading Execution of a Queen

The Eve of Execution: Queen of Scots

On the evening of 7 February 1587, the imprisoned Queen of Scots was notified of her forthcoming execution the following morning. For 19 years Mary was held prisoner in her cousin Queen Elizabeth’s country. The very country that Mary’s grandmother, Margaret Tudor was raised. Mary spent the last few hours of her life in prayer.… Continue reading The Eve of Execution: Queen of Scots