Mary, Queen of Scots

Standard Name: Mary,, Queen of Scots
Used Form: Mary of Scotland
Used Form: Mary Stuart
Used Form: Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots


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Birth Lady Arbella Stuart
Mary, Queen of Scots , had sent a gift for the new baby by 10 November.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Cultural formation Lady Arbella Stuart
As a descendant of Henry VII and a niece of Mary Queen of Scots , LAS belonged to the highest possible rank and was close enough to lines of succeession to the thrones both of...
Education Winifred Peck
It was probably Mary A. Marzials ' anthology Gems of English Poetry which made poetry the only lesson the Knoxes disliked. Winifred felt that Hemans 's boy on the burning deck cut a poor figure...
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Arbella Stuart
LAS 's father, Charles Stuart, Earl of Lennox , was the only surviving child of his mother, Lady Margaret Douglas ; he was a grandson of Margaret Tudor , Queen of Scots, and a great-grandson...
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Melvill
EM 's father was Sir James Melvill or Melville of Halhill, Collessie, near Auchtermuchty in Fife, Scotland. Halhill was the site of a tower. Sir James's family was famous for loyalty to the...
Friends, Associates Queen Elizabeth I
The flight of Mary, Queen of Scots from her own country in May 1568 into Elizabeth's domain caused the English queen much heart-burning. Mary (Elizabeth's cousin) was an obvious pretender to the throne, representing the...
Intertextuality and Influence Sophia Lee
A novelette appeared which was clearly a spin-off from SL 's The Recess: it is entitled (in part) Rose Douglas; or, The Court of Elizabeth; its heroine is sole survivor of twins born...
Leisure and Society Jane Austen
In 2009 another scholarly furore greeted the Juvenilia Press edition of Austen's History of England by Annette Upfal and Christine Alexander . The editors argued (here and in an article) that Cassandra Austen's tiny sketches...
Literary responses Elizabeth Jenkins
The TLS review pointed out two small errors and suggested that both Elizabeth's relationship with Mary Queen of Scots and the nature of England's rivalry with Spain were somewhat oversimplified here, but it praised the...
Literary Setting Sarah Pearson
The poem picked out by the Critical Review as the principal one, occupying fourteen pages, is entitled Lines found on the Stairs of the Tour de la Chapelle of the Bastile. These lines, powerful...
Literary Setting Sophia Lee
An Advertisement claims that The Recess is a version, in modernised English, of a manuscript memoir from the reign of Elizabeth I . It breaks new ground for the English novel in various ways: it...
Material Conditions of Writing Violet Trefusis
Around 1924, when VT was attending classes at the Sorbonne , she wrote a play (unpublished and probably unperformed) about Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I titled Les soeurs ennemies.
Sharpe, Henrietta. A Solitary Woman: A Life of Violet Trefusis. Constable.
Material Conditions of Writing Agnes Strickland
Elizabeth and AS 's historical studies in the British Museum produced an edition of the Letters of Mary, Queen of Scots, to which they were able to bring much unpublished material.
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
The Athenaeum Index of Reviews and Reviewers: 1830-1870.
785 (12 November 1842): 966-9
Material Conditions of Writing Elizabeth Strickland
Elizabeth collaborated with her sister again in an edition of the Letters of Mary, Queen of Scots, 1842, a project which she began and which Agnes later joined. Many of these letters were appearing...
Occupation Algernon Charles Swinburne
In 1860 ACS inaugurated his literary career with two plays published together as The Queen Mother; Rosamond. He also contributed literary criticism and poetry to periodicals such as The Spectator. Two of his...


1 July 1505: The Barber Surgeons of Edinburgh (forerunner...

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1 July 1505

The Barber Surgeons of Edinburgh (forerunner of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh ) were formally incorporated as a Craft Guild.

14 December 1542: James V of Scotland died, and his infant...

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14 December 1542

James V of Scotland died, and his infant daughter assumed the throne as Mary Queen of Scots .

1558: John Knox published his Monstrous Regiment...

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John Knox published his Monstrous Regiment of Women, maintaining that woman had no natural or god-given authority to rule.

July 1567: Mary Queen of Scots miscarried of twins—or,...

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July 1567

Mary Queen of Scots miscarried of twins—or, according to an unsubstantiated rumour, bore a live daughter who was despatched to a French convent.

24 July 1567: Mary, Queen of Scots, abdicated in favour...

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24 July 1567

Mary, Queen of Scots , abdicated in favour of her one-year-old son, and James VI assumed the Scottish throne.

May 1568: Mary Queen of Scots fled from Scotland to...

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May 1568

Mary Queen of Scots fled from Scotland to England; she was imprisoned by Elizabeth I after standing trial in October that year.

20-21 September 1586: Anthony Babington and six other Roman Catholics...

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20-21 September 1586

Anthony Babington and six other Roman Catholics were executed for high treason (plotting to murder Queen Elizabeth with the intention of putting Mary, Queen of Scots , on the throne).

8 February 1587: Mary Queen of Scots was executed at Fotheringay...

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8 February 1587

Mary Queen of Scots was executed at Fotheringay Castle in England.

By 8 June 1615: Antiquary and historian William Camden anonymously...

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By 8 June 1615

Antiquary and historian William Camden anonymously published the first part of his Annales, a Latin history of the reign of Queen Elizabeth .

17 March 1677: Nathaniel Lee's tragedy The Rival Queens...

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17 March 1677

Nathaniel Lee 's tragedyThe Rival Queens opened on stage.

1684: John Banks's tragedy The Island Queens (which...

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John Banks 's tragedy The Island Queens (which featured Mary Queen of Scots as heroine and Elizabeth I as villain) was defiantly published after having been banned from the stage.

18 February 1742: Horace Walpole noted at a masquerade the...

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18 February 1742

Horace Walpole noted at a masquerade the popularity of Mary Queen of Scots costumes, and those dressed like Van Dyck portraits in vaguely seventeenth-century style.

1778: Gilbert Stuart published his major work,...

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Gilbert Stuart published his major work, A View of Society in Europe.

1801: Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller's...

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Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller 's tragedyMaria Stuart, first produced the previous year, was printed in J. C. Mellish 's English translation as Mary Stuart.

November 1865: Algernon Charles Swinburne published a five-act...

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November 1865

Algernon Charles Swinburne published a five-act poetic drama about Mary Queen of Scots , Chastelard.


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