Experts Have Found Long-Lost Documents That Offer A Glimpse Into The Life Of Mary, Queen Of Scots

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Expert curators are working in a facility just off the historic district of Canongate in Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh. There, in the Museum of Edinburgh archives, they find some astonishing documents – a bundle of papers unseen since the 1920s. And unbelievably, some of these overlooked documents actually bear the signature of Mary, Queen of Scots.

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Mary, Queen of Scots can be thought of as a romantic – yet tragic – character in Scottish history. So with that in mind, let’s take a look at the life of this troubled queen and her unique place in history. Indeed, it’s a fascinating story with many twists and a deeply disturbing conclusion.

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Mary Stuart was born on December 8, 1542, in the splendor of one of Scotland’s royal residences, Linlithgow Palace. Her father was King James V of Scotland and her mother was a Frenchwoman known as Mary of Guise. Mary was born under specific circumstances – and three things in particular would cause her trouble as an adult.

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