My new course on Mary, Queen of Scots

Back in 2016 I produced my first course for, The Life of Anne Boleyn, and now I’m just finishing another and this time it’s on another queen whose life ended on the scaffold – Mary, Queen of Scots.

The course goes live on 1st September 2021, but you can pre-order it right now and save $25 with coupon code MQS2021 by going to this page –

I talk about the course in this video:

The course comprises streaming video lessons, which are also available as audio lessons and PDF transcripts. Although the course will be released on 1st September, there is no set start or finish date, so you can do it in your own time. You have lifetime access to the course once you have signed up and paid.

The course is completely online and is open internationally.

Mary, Queen of Scots is one of those divisive but fascinating 16th century personalities. For some, she is the queen who was ruled by her heart and made reckless decisions, to others she is a tragic victim, and to others still she is the rival of Elizabeth I who actively plotted against the English queen.

But who was Mary, Queen of Scots?

The Life of Mary, Queen of Scots course will include the following topics:

  • Mary’s background – The Stewarts of Scotland and Mary’s immediate family
  • Mary’s early life in Scotland and the Rough Wooing
  • France – Mary’s education and upbringing in France, her marriage and time as queen consort
  • Mary’s return to Scotland – The Scottish situation and the cousin queens
  • Mary’s troubled marriage to Lord Darnley
  • Mary and the Earl of Bothwell, imprisonment in Scotland and abdication
  • Mary’s escape to England and her imprisonment there
  • The Plots against Elizabeth and the Casket Letters
  • Mary’s fall, trial and execution
  • The legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots
  • Mary, Queen of Scots’ places

The Mary, Queen of Scots course will also include:

  • End of unit quizzes
  • Family tree
  • Recommended further reading and links to primary sources for your own research
  • End of course certificate

Click here to go to the course page now to pre-order. The discount code is MQS2021.

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