After Mary fled to England, she was kept imprisoned for many years. She was accused of being involved in a number of plots against Elizabeth I. She was executed in 1587.
How many years was Mary held captive in England?
Why was Elizabeth I reluctant to execute Mary?
Elizabeth did not wish to be responsible for the death of another monarch, through fear that in the future she might face the same fate
Elizabeth liked Mary and enjoyed her company
Elizabeth was worried that her actions might annoy Protestants in Scotland and England
What did the Throckmorton Plot of 1583 plan to do?
It was a plot by Scottish Protestants to murder Mary, Queen of Scots
It was a plot in the name of James VI to free his mother, Mary from her imprisonment
It was a plot by English Catholics to murder Elizabeth I and replace her as queen with Mary
What was the Act of Association of 1585?
It meant that the Scottish Lords would unite with Elizabeth in any action she would take against Mary
It meant that Mary would be held responsible for any plot against Elizabeth carried out in her name – whether she knew of it or not
It meant that all the Protestant monarchs of Europe would accept Elizabeth’s decision about Mary’s fate
What was the name of the plot which led to Mary’s execution?
The Babington Plot
The Ridolphi Plot
The Throckmorton Plot
How was Mary’s involvement in this final plot discovered?
Mary had written letters to the chief conspirator explaining how she wanted France and Spain to help her become queen by invading England. These were intercepted by Elizabeth’s spies.
One of the conspirators panicked and informed Robert Cecil about the plot to kill Queen Elizabeth. Cecil advised the Queen about Mary’s involvement.
Mary felt unable to go ahead with the plot and she confessed to Elizabeth about her involvement in it
Where and by what means was Mary executed in 1587?
Mary was hanged at Edinburgh Castle in 1587
Mary was hanged at Fotheringay Castle in 1587
Mary was beheaded at Fotheringay Castle in 1587