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The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots

| February 8, 2010

The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots

On this day in history, the 8th February 1587, Mary Stuart, also known as Mary Queen of Scots, was executed at Fotheringhay Castle without the knowledge of Queen Elizabeth I, although she had signed the death warrant. Mary Stuart’s death was the result of the Catholic Mary being implicated in plots to overthrow and assassinate […]