Mary I of Scotland

Scottish monarch and queen consort of France (1542-1587)
For the queen of the same name, please see Mary I of England.

Mary I of Scotland (1542–1587), often known as Mary, Queen of Scots, was queen of Scotland from 1542 until 1567. She was a Roman Catholic and a cousin of Elizabeth I. After fleeing from Scotland and spending 20 years in England as Elizabeth's prisoner, Mary was executed for conspiring Elizabeth's death.

Portrait by an anonymous artist

Sourced quotes

  • "Look to your consciences and remember that the theatre of the world is wider than the realm of England."[1]
Simple: Look to your consciences and remember that the whole world is bigger than this land of England.
What it means: Look into your consciences and remember that the rest of the world can win against England.
About the quote: To the group of people appointed by Elizabeth to try Mary for treason.
  • "En ma fin git mon commencement."[2]
Translation: In my end is my beginning
What it means: The end of my mortal life is the beginning of my everlasting life.
About the quote: Motto sewn in with an emblem of her mother, Mary of Guise.

Notes

  1. Guy, p. 473
  2. "Mary, Queen of Scots" The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Ed. Elizabeth Knowles. Oxford University Press, 2004. Oxford Reference Online. Accessed on 21 November 2008

References

  • "Mary, Queen of Scots" The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Ed. Elizabeth Knowles. Oxford University Press, 2004. Oxford Reference Online. Accessed on 21 November 2008
  • Guy, John (2005). Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart. Mariner Books. ISBN 0618619178. 

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