The Trial of Mary Queen of Scots - By Anna Mamouzellos

The Trial of Mary Queen of Scots - By Anna Mamouzellos

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  • Mary of Scots was born on December 8th, 1542 in Scotland. She was their only surviving child. Less than a week after she was born her father passed away. At nearly six days old she was named queen of Scotland. Mary had spent most of her childhood and adulthood she was sent to France to be fostered and to escape an unwanted marriage to Henry the 8th's son Edward.
  • Mary had returned to Scotland in 1561 and returned to claim the throne. But she then ran into problems. Some Scots had considered her an outsider sense she was brought up differently in France. Tension started to rise with Elizabeth the first heir to the throne. In 1565, Darnley, Mary's cousin/husband and his men had murdered David rizzio, who was mary's secretary and favorite. They had done this this in front of her while she was six months pregnant during dinner.
  • On October 25, 1586 , Mary was convicted guilty of treason in England, without being present at the court. After the conviction it took Elizabeth months to sign Mary's death warrant.  On February 1st, 1587 Elizabeth's secretary finally got her to sign the warrant. Mary then got word that she would be executed on february 7th, 1587. She spent the remainder of her time writing letters to loved ones, and planning gifts for her servants and praying. She then got beheaded in front of 3,000 people. 
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