Mary Queen of Scots
This paper is a brief overview of the life of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots.
In this essay the author discusses the romantic and tragic life of Mary Stuart. The paper looks at Mary’s brief reign as Queen of England, her staunch support of Catholicism, and her death during Elizabeth I’s rule.
“Mary had everything to her advantage when she was born on the 8th of December, 1542. She was the daughter of the Queen Regent of Scotland, Mary of Guise. She had been married, when a mere child, to the dauphin, the son and heir of the King of France. The pope, who pretended that no one could rightfully wear the crown of England without his gracious permission, was strongly opposed to Elizabeth, who had not asked for the said gracious permission. And as Mary, Queen of Scots, would have inherited the English crown in right of her birth, supposing the English parliament not to have altered the succession, the pope himself, and most of the discontented who were followers of his, maintained that Mary was the rightful queen of England.”