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Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots. What can be said about Mary, Queen of Scots that hasn’t been said before?

She was a wise and regal monarch whose stable government ensured a steady period of governance without scandal or revolt. Like the axe that cleaved her head from her shoulders, she divides opinion. Was she a tartar or a martyr? A naïve or a nyaff? A queen or a has-been? A wit or a - should probably stop there?

As the new Mary Queen of Scots film arrives in British cinemas this January, Norman Ferguson presents A Haverin’ History of the Scottish queen.


Quote of the week

“ came wi a lass, it'll gang wi a lass - (It began with a girl and will end with a girl).”

James V of Scotland on his deathbed

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