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Elizabeth I and the death of Mary Queen of Scots

Duration: 03:52

Sir John Neale describes one of the most difficult dilemmas of Elizabeth I's reign - the decision of whether to sign Mary Queen of Scots' death warrant.

An archive clip from 13th January 1957.

Available since: Fri 9 Mar 2012

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The Art of Monarchy

Will Gompertz examines objects in the Royal Collection that define the British monarchy.

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