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16 October 2014
Mary Queen of Scots
The Treaty of Edinburgh
Mary in Scotland
The Darnley murder
Mary in Exile
Mary in England
Mary the captive
Mary and the Catholic plots
To the surprise of the English, Mary arrived from north of the border to seek Queen Elizabeth's help in regaining control of Scotland.
To Mary's surprise, far from being treated as a royal guest, she was held captive under the orders of her cousin, Elizabeth I.
During the next nineteen years Mary tried to arrange a face-to-face meeting with her cousin. Elizabeth never met her Roman Catholic rival.
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Despite being of royal blood, and related to Elizabeth, Mary became a prisoner.
During her years as a captive, Mary became involved with Roman Catholic plots to murder Elizabeth.
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