In today's video, I read an excerpt from my book "On This Day in Tudor History" about an event which happened on 3rd February 1587 and which was connected to Mary, Queen of Scots.
Here are links to further resources on Mary, Queen of Scots:
- Mary, Queen of Scots bio
- Elizabeth I and the fall of Mary, Queen of Scots
- Elizabeth I and the fall of Mary, Queen of Scots Part 2
- Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots – True or False quiz
- Linda Porter Talk – 3 Tudor Queens - a talk on Katherine Parr, Mary I and Mary, Queen of Scots by historian Linda Porter
- Mary, Queen of Scots, from the primary sources
- Mary, Queen of Scots category
Also on this day in history:
- 1478 – Birth of Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham at Brecon Castle. He was the eldest son of rebel Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, and his wife, Katherine Woodville. His father had been executed in 1483 after rebelling against Richard III, but his attainder was posthumously reversed, allowing Edward to become Duke of Buckingham. Unfortunately, Edward was also executed in 1521 after being found guilty of treason.
- 1537 – Execution of Thomas Fitzgerald, 10th Earl of Kildare (known as Silken Thomas), his five uncles and Sir John Burnell, at Tyburn. Thomas was hanged and beheaded, but his uncles and Burnell were hanged, drawn and quartered. He had renounced his allegiance to King Henry VIII back in June 1534, at St Mary's Abbey, Dublin, after his father's execution in London.
- 1554 – Thomas Wyatt the Younger and his rebels reached Southwark, London. By this time, however, Mary I had rallied her troops, and Wyatt found the city guarded and barricaded. He had to move on to Kingston, where he managed to enter London on 6th February.
- 1576 – Henry of Navarre, future Henry IV of France, escaped from Paris after being forced to live at the French court and convert to Catholicism, following the St Bartholomew's Day Massacre of August 1572.