Mary I of Scotland
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.
- "Look to your consciences and remember that the theatre of the world is wider than the realm of England."
- 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."
- 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.
- Guy, p. 473
- "Mary, Queen of Scots" The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Ed. Elizabeth Knowles. Oxford University Press, 2004. Oxford Reference Online. Accessed on 21 November 2008