Mary Queen of Scots

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Mary Queen of Scots

also Mary Stuart 1542-1587.
Queen of Scotland (1542-1567). The Catholic monarch during the bitter Scottish Reformation, she was forced to abdicate in favor of her son, the future James I of England. After fleeing to England (1568), she was imprisoned by Elizabeth I. Catholic supporters plotted to place her on the English throne, resulting in her trial and execution for sedition.
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Noun1.Mary Queen of Scots - queen of Scotland from 1542 to 1567Mary Queen of Scots - queen of Scotland from 1542 to 1567; as a Catholic she was forced to abdicate in favor of her son and fled to England where she was imprisoned by Elizabeth I; when Catholic supporters plotted to put her on the English throne she was tried and executed for sedition (1542-1587)
Stuart - the royal family that ruled Scotland from 1371-1714 and ruled England from 1603 to 1649 and again from 1660 to 1714
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Mary's disgrace was rendered complete in October 1568 when, six months after her flight to England, the Earl of Moray, the new regent of Scotland, published the so-called Casket Letters, which purported to show her collusion in Darnley's murder.
It follows Camden's line on Mary's helplessness in the hands of ambitious Scottish noblemen, and omits any reference to the casket letters and sonnets in its discussion of the trials of 1568.
which queen allegedly sent the Casket Letters to the Earl of Bothwell, which are regarded as evidence of her involvement in her husband's murder?
Alford acknowledges the occasions on which Cecil 'bent the rules', most notably over the doctoring of Mary Stuart's Casket Letters.
Here, Warnicke examines the Casket Letters, Mary's continual illnesses, and the various plots to overthrow Elizabeth that conspirators planned in Mary's name, including the Babington Plot, which ultimately cost Mary her life.
The so-called Casket Letters, seized in June 1567 from her third husband, the Earl of Bothwell, were supposed to have implicated Mary in the plot to kill Darnley.