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Mary, Queen of Scots
An examination of the life of Mary, Queen of Scots and her ultimate downfall and execution.
# 113412 | 2,282 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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This paper discusses the life of Mary, Queen of Scots. The paper discusses her achievements as queen of Scotland from 1542 to 1567 and examines her relationship with Queen Elizabeth I. It also examines Mary's second marriage to Henry Stewart, which reportedly initiated events that ultimately culminated in Mary's destruction. Finally, the paper looks at the Queen's third marriage, imprisonment and execution. Copies of original sources are included with the paper.

Table of Contents:
Ill-equipped Queen of Scotland
Mary's Disastrous Second Marriage
Mary's Third Trying Marriage and Imprisonment
Mary's Incarceration
Mary's Execution
Review of Mary's Life

From the Paper:

"Mary's choice of husbands, some contend, led to her downfall. Perhaps her greatest accomplishment, according to Marshall (127) relates to her "birthright" to the time when she was six days old and the English were poised to invade Scotland after the disaster at Solway Moss. If Mary, Queen of Scots had died as an infant or Henry VII had controlled her as he planned, he would have most likely stepped in as king-maker, just as Edward I of England had done. Instead, during this time, due to her position at the beginning of her life, Mary served as the symbol of Scotland's continuing independence. (Marshall 127)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Adamson, John. "The queen ruled by others Traitor to some, martyr to others - John Adamson on the extraordinary life of Mary Queen of Scots", The Sunday Telegraph London, January 4, 2004. 22 July 2008 <>.
  • Colburn H.; Strickland, Mary Agnes. 1845; Digitized Sep. 6, 2005. Letters of Mary, Queen of Scots: Now First Published from the Original. Harvard University. 22 July 2008 <,+ ueen+of+Scots>.
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  • Fraser, Lady Antonia, 2008.. "Mary Queen of Scotland". Encyclopaedia Britannica 22 July 2008 < ms~checked&title=Mary%20--%20Britannica%20Online%20Encyclopedia>.
  • Marshall, Rosalind K. Scottish Queens, 1034-1714. East Linton, Scotland: John Donald, 2007. Questia. 22 July 2008 <>.

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