The Inside Story of Mary, Queen of Scots’ Imprisonment

January 15, 2018

According to the Smithsonian:

Three years before she was…sentenced to die, Mary, Queen of Scots tried to mend her fractured relationship with her cousin, Elizabeth I. Elizabeth, however, was unmoved.

…a trove of 43 letters…was recently donated to the American Trust for the British Library. The documents…all relate to Mary’s imprisonment in England, where she was held for 19 years before her execution.

The letters are not currently on display at the British library. But…the documents will be digitized and posted online later this year, making them easily accessible to anyone who wishes to explore the tense, precarious relationship between two rival queens.

To read the entire article in the Smithsonian, please click here.

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