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Execution of a Queen

Shared from our sister site – Stuarts Weekly (8 February 2016) On 8 February 1587, Marie Stuart (Queen of Scots) was executed at Fotheringhay Castle for her supposed treasonous acts against Elizabeth I, Queen of England. From the moment Mary was informed of her impending execution (the following morning) she felt the world lifted from…

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Katheryn Howard (Guest Post)

Katheryn Howard Guest post by Lissa Bryan Of all of King Henry VIII’s queens, Katheryn Howard is viewed with the least sympathy. If not technically guilty of adultery, she’s at least seen as having “deserved” her fate because of her immoral lifestyle. One recent historian referred to her as an “empty-headed slut.” Others have described…

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