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The Betrayal of Mary Queen of Scots

Ep. 224

Mary Queen of Scots had a life that resembled a Game of Thrones plot: she had awful taste in men, and a cousin in Queen Elizabeth I of England, who - spoiler alert - eventually signed her death warrant.


In the face of some outrageous adversity, though, Mary Queen of Scots was an extraordinary woman and queen.


Was it all bad luck, or was there poor judgement from Mary, too? What are some of the conspiracies that brought about her downfall? And what's her legacy that lasts to this day?


Joining Kate today is the wonderful Kate Williams, author of The Betrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots: Elizabeth I and Her Greatest Rival. Follow her on Instagram, here.


This episode was edited and produced by Stuart Beckwith. The senior producer was Charlotte Long.


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