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16 October 2014
Mary Queen of Scots

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Mary in England: 1568-1587
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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Mary the captive: 1568
Despite being of royal blood, and related to Elizabeth, Mary became a prisoner.

Mary and the Catholic plots: 1586
During her years as a captive, Mary became involved with Roman Catholic plots to murder Elizabeth.
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