The Tudor Society

8 February – The execution of Mary, Queen of Scots in 1587

Mary, Queen of Scots, being led to her execution by Laslett John Pott (1871)

In today's "On this Day in Tudor History", I give the background to Mary, Queen of Scots' execution on this day in 1587 and also share part of an eye-witness account.

The book I recommend is John Guy's "My Heart is My Own". You can get this book here:

Here is the link to read the eye-witness account in full -

Find out more about Mary, Queen of Scots:

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