In this episode of Half-Arsed History, uncover the complicated and tragic relationship between the cousins, rivals, and queens: Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I.
As ever, this episode is not appropriate for children.
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Images: Unknown. Queen Elizabeth I. Circa 1575. Oil on panel. National Portrait Gallery, London. Via Wikimedia Commons.
Unknown, after Hilliard, Nicholas. Mary, Queen of Scots in Captivity. Inscribed 1578, painted circa 16th century. Oil on panel. National Portrait Gallery, London. Via Wikimedia Commons.