Mary Queen of Scots- Biography

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The biography that is being reviewed is Mary, Queen of Scots by Gordon Donaldson. Mary Stuart, was born at Linlithge Palace on December 8, 1542, sixs days later she became Queen of Scotland. Mary became Queen of France and soon her greediness grew and she wanted to take over England. Mary was unwilling to stay in France, so she went back to Scotland. There her second husband died and she was imprisoned in England for the suspicion of the murder. Mary had a bad ending to her life. Mary got caught in attempting an assassination of Queen Elizabeth for which she was beheaded on February 8, 1587. In conclusion, Mary had a hard life trying to keep her thrones. The first chapter in the book discusses the reign of King James V, father of…show more content…
There was talk that Moray was withholding evidence to get Mary imprisoned for life yet no one could prove it. Despite what Mary had conceived about Elizabeth's feelings, the queen was less than pleased from the arrangement. Mary was then moved to Westminster where Elizabeth decided that the trial proceedings should take place there. Moray was now able to receive the assurance that he wanted- that if he should prove Mary's guilt, his position would be secured, and Mary would be imprisoned for life. Mary was refused the right to be received in person. During the trial, there was a deadlock. Elizabeth refused to let Mary see the Book of Articles until she promised to answer it, and Mary had refused to promise to answer it until she had seen it. It was on January tenth that Elizabeth announced her inconclusive finding. Nothing had been proved against Moray to prove his dishonor and nothing had been proved against Mary to cause Elizabeth to conceive any evil opinion of her. Both were innocent. But the two were treated differently. Moray was given liberty to depart for Scotland, with a loan. Mary's commissioners said that if Moray is at liberty to go, then so should Mary be. "It was a double success for England". The Queen of Scots was to remain deprived of her crown and Moray could continue to rule. In chapter seven, Mary's restoration to her thrown had by no means been finally stopped. Six moths after the decision,

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