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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Mary Queen Of Scots Tour

Mary Stuart, known to history as Mary, Queen of Scots, was one of the most fascinating and controversial monarchs of 16th century Europe. At one time, she claimed the crowns of four nations - Scotland, France, England and Ireland. Her physical beauty and kind heart were acknowledged even by her enemies, yet she lacked the political skills to rule successfully in Scotland. Her second marriage was unpopular and ended in murder and scandal; her third was even less popular and ended in forced abdication in favor of her infant son. She fled to England in 1568, hoping for the help of her cousin, Elizabeth I. Her presence was dangerous for the English queen, who feared Catholic plotting on Mary's behalf. Mary never met her cousin and remained imprisoned for the next nineteen years. She was executed in 1587, only forty-four years old. By orders of the English government, all of her possessions were burned. In 1603, upon Elizabeth's death, Mary's son became King of England as James I. No Monarch before or since has traveled Scotland as has Mary.

Highlights: Edinburgh and Edinburgh Castle, Palace of the Hollyroodhouse, Linlithgow Palace and St. Michaels Parish Church, Stirling Castle, Inchmahome Priory, Dumbarton Castle, Callander, Craigmiller Castle, Lochleven Castle, Falkland and Falkland Palace, Kind Kyttock's Tearoom, Scottish Borders, Traquaire House, Dundrennan Abey, Bolton Castle, Carlisle and Carlisle Castle, Yorkshire Dales, Peterburgh and Peterburgh Cathedral. Fotheringhay Castle, Windsor and Windsor Castle, London City Bus Tour, Westminster Abbey. Mary Queen Of Scots Tour.

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