Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots was regarded by many English Catholics as the true queen of England, so when she arrived in England seeking assistance from her cousin Elizabeth I she was quickly imprisoned. Elizabeth knew that the Queen of Scots had a good claim to the English throne she had made it known in the past so it was no wonder that a nervous protestant court was suspicious.

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Mary Queen of Scots

After a long 18 years of captivity she was eventually  accused of treason and executed at Fotheringhay Castle, Elizabeth was under constant pressure from protestant supporters and when a plot against the throne of England was discovered she gave the order for the execution.

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