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Imprisonment and execution of Mary Queen of Scots

Imprisonment and execution of Mary Queen of Scots
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Key Info
  • Imprisonment and execution of Mary Queen of Scots
  • Duration: 03:28
  • Description of events leading up to the death of Mary Queen of Scots. Imprisoned and having lost everything, Mary decided to join a plot against Elizabeth I. When this was discovered, she was tried for treason and sentenced to death. Her son, James found himself in the difficult position of trying to save his mother but without losing his assumed place to succeed to the English throne.
  • Subject:

    History

       Topic:

    Scotland: Mary Queen of Scots and The Scottish Reformation

  • Keywords: Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots, James I, catholic, protestant, Scotland, HistoryofScotland
Ideas for use in class
  • Use for examining the importance of religion in 16th Century Scotland. Use to explore the relationships between Scotland and England.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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