The Trial of Mary Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots, Separated from Her Faithfuls by Pierre-Henri Révoil circa 1822. Public domain

Mary Stuart is one of history’s most memorable figures, with myriad compelling chapters in her life. The Babington Plot was a convoluted bit of intrigue that she’s tied to, and it ultimately led to her execution.

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