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Letter from Mary Queen of Scots to Queen Elizabeth I, Sheffield, 29 October 1571. Artist: Mary Queen of Scots

Letter from Mary Queen of Scots to Queen Elizabeth I, Sheffield, 29 October 1571. Artist: Mary Queen of Scots


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Letter from Mary Queen of Scots to Queen Elizabeth I, Sheffield, 29 October 1571. Artist: Mary Queen of Scots

Letter from Mary Queen of Scots to Queen Elizabeth I, Sheffield, 29 October 1571. Letter, in French, from Mary Queen of Scots, to Queen Elizabeth, praying to be allowed to confer once with her French servants or with one of the retinue of the French Ambassador, to have a priest of the Catholic Church, and to correspond in open with her son. From the first series of Facsimiles of royal, historical, literary and other autographs in the Department of Manuscripts, British Museum: Series I - V, (London, 1899)

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This print showcases a historical artifact of immense significance - a letter from Mary Queen of Scots to Queen Elizabeth I. Dated 29 October 1571, the letter is written in French and serves as a plea from Mary to be allowed certain privileges. The artist behind this remarkable piece is none other than Mary Queen of Scots herself. In her letter, Mary requests permission to meet with her French servants or one of the retinue members of the French Ambassador. She also asks for the freedom to have a Catholic priest and correspond openly with her son. These requests shed light on the religious tensions that existed during this time, as Mary was an ardent Catholic while Elizabeth was Protestant. The colorfully handwritten manuscript exudes elegance and sophistication, reflecting both queens' royal status. This facsimile provides us with a glimpse into their correspondence during the tumultuous era of Elizabethan England. As we delve into this visual treasure trove, it becomes evident that religion played a crucial role in shaping political alliances and personal relationships among monarchs in Europe during the sixteenth century. The print collector has done an exceptional job preserving this significant piece of history for future generations to admire and study. Mary Queen of Scots remains an intriguing figure whose life was marked by tragedy and controversy. Her interactions with Queen Elizabeth I are particularly fascinating, showcasing power dynamics between two formidable female rulers who navigated complex political landscapes while adhering to their respective faiths – Catholicism for Mary and Protestantism for Elizabeth Tudor.

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