The lives of Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I of England may be seen as a contrast in social expectations during early modern Europe worthy of scholarship, and television dramas. Perhaps lesser known is the story of Mary's trial and the legacy of her execution. Go behind the romanticism of Mary's life and learn about her death and the legacy of Elizabeth's final action to end of the life of her "Sister Queen."
John Guy, Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart, Houghton Mifflin (2004).
Melissa Koeppen, "The True Executor of the Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots" Constructing the Past, 6:1 (2005) pp. 4-10.
Carole Levin, Heart and Stomach of a King: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Sex and Power, University of Pennsylvania Press (1994).
Jenny Wormald, Mary, Queen of Scots: A Study in Failure, Hamlyn (1988).
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)
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9/23/2015 09:23:40 am
I've always liked the story of Mary Queen of Scots. It's full of drama and adventure, no wonder it's a common subject of most modern dramas. I am not very keen on history, but I do love stories so when we were asked to learn about her, I would simple search for videos about her so that I wouldn't have to read several chapters of a textbook. Interesting enough, it was my English professor who got me interested in her story during our discussion of Anglo-American Literature. Just goes to show that people really won't remember details when asked to memorized them, but would be interested in stories.
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