Skip to comments.Mary, Queen of Scots
Posted on 06/22/2013 6:53:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Mary, Queen of Scots was born in 1542, daughter of King James V of Scotland and Mary of Guise. Her father died just a week after her birth. She was betrothed to the Dauphin of France and educated at the French Court. Her husband, who succeeded as Francis II, died within a year of his accession and Mary left France in 1560 never to return. She married Henry, Lord Darnley, son of Margaret Stewart, Countess of Lennox, in 1565 and had one son who became King James VI of Scotland and I of England. After Darnley's mysterious murder she married James, Earl of Bothwell but divorced him after a short time. A fervent Roman Catholic and a claimant to the English Crown, Mary was a great danger to Elizabeth I.
She was captured in 1568 and after 19 years of confinement, executed at Fotheringhay Castle on 8 February 1587. She was first buried in Peterborough Cathedral with great solemnity by Elizabeth's orders but James I brought the remains to Westminster in 1612. He had erected a magnificent marble tomb for her in the south aisle of the Lady Chapel on which there is a fine white marble effigy under an elaborate canopy. She wears a close-fitting coif, a laced ruff, and a long mantle fastened by a brooch. At her feet is the Scottish lion crowned. The sculptors were William and Cornelius Cure. So the two queens rest opposite one another in the aisles of Henry VII's chapel. Next to Mary is the tomb of Margaret, Countess of Lennox on which is a kneeling figure of Lord Darnley.
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The Death of Mary Queen of Scots
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James, instead, took Acadia with him as he became the King of England as well, and that body of rocks became a sizeable chunk of the later United States. We call it NEW YORK and MASSACHUSETTS!
Plymouth was carved out of Virginia. The boundary line between Acadia and VIrginia extends from the tip of Cape Cod Westward to Chicago. The boundary between Acadia and New France was never clearly marked although it was fought over many times. The first war recorded was about 1613
Mary was betrothed to a French dolphin
Was he faster than lightning?
“It’s just gone 8 o’clock and time for the penguin on top of your television set to explode.”
“Take this, Mary Queen of Scots!”
As a fervent Catholic, should she have been buried in a Protestant church?
She was even nastier than Tony Soprano’s mother.
Anyone interested in Mary Queen of scots should read her bio by Lady Antonia Fraser...very well done...a sad figure in history.
According to one biography I read (Fraser), Mary shocked those present at her execution when she removed her outer garment before she was beheaded. Her petticoat was blood red — not white. This was a piece of drama designed by Mary, herself, so that her blood would not show.
When the executioner grabbed her red hair to hold her head aloft, her head slipped out of her wig and fell to the ground. Her own hair was pure white, much to the shock of the observors.
The third piece of drama (as if an execution wasn’t enough) was her little dog which was hiding under her skirts and refused to leave her body afterward.
Elizabeth Tudor was no softy: “Cuz, call my Dad ‘Ornery’ one more time ...”.
She wasn't a fervent Catholic. She switched churches, alliances and husbands whenever the political winds shifted.
Her problem was that she was greedy and never was quite as clever as she thought she was. A deadly combination in a queen.
Praise God. Trust God.
Didn’t it require quite a few blows with the axe to sever her head from her body? I have read that the axeman was drunk.
oh but of course
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