Mary Queen of Scots 1542-1587
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Mary Queen of Scots 1542-1587

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Table of Contents
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Mary
  • Queen of Scots
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • SECTION I
    • FROM MARY'S BIRTH TO HER RETURN TO SCOTLAND FROM FRANCE
  • CONTENTS
  • The Birth of the Queen.
  • 1550—April. Queen Mary's Life in France—Character of the Queen.
  • Her Education and Accomplishments.
  • 1558.—April. Mary's Betrothal and Marriage to the Dauphin.
  • 1560.—June 11. The Death of the Queen Regent.
  • 1560.—July. The Treaty of Edinburgh.
  • The Abolition of Roman Catholicism by the Scottish Parliament.
  • December 15. The Death of Francis II.
  • 1560.—December 6. Mary's Devotion to Francis II.
  • 1560.—December 31. Proposals for Mary's Return to Scotland, and for a Second Marriage.
  • 1561.—June 13. Mary's Intentions Regarding Religion on her Return.
  • 1561.—July 26. Throckmorton to Queen Elizabeth.
  • 1561.—August 12. The Voyage from France to Scotland.
  • SECTION II
    • FROM MARY'S ARRIVAL IN SCOTLAND TO THE DARNLEY MARRIAGE
  • CONTENTS
  • The Queen's Arrival in Scotland.
  • Knox's Opinion of the Queen.
  • 1561.—2nd September. The Queen's Public Entry into Edinburgh.
  • A Ballad of Welcome.
  • Illustrations of the Religious Difficulty—Proclamation regarding Religion.
  • 1561.—November 1. The Queen's first High Mass.
  • Popular Songs.
    • The Gude and Godly Ballates. Reprint of 1868, p. 153.
  • The Conduct of Affairs in the Early Years of the Reign—Randolph on Mary's Ministers.
  • Mary on the Treaty of Edinburgh.
  • 1562.—Randolph's Account of the Huntly Rebellion.
  • 1563.—28th May. The Sentence on the Earl's Body.
  • 1563.—22nd February. The Death of Châtelar.
  • The Famine of 1563.
  • 1563.—The Meeting of Parliament.
  • 1563.—May or June. Knox and the Queen.
  • Mary's Second Marriage.
  • 1563.—August 20. Instructions for Randolph.
  • Queen Elizabeth and Sir James Melville.
  • Queen Mary and Randolph.
  • SECTION III
    • FROM THE DARNLEY MARRIAGE TO THE RIZZIO MURDER
  • CONTENTS
  • 1563.—Feb. 17-Oct. 23. The Darnley Marriage and the Murray Rebellion.
  • 1565.—April 29. Mary's Festivities.
  • Murray's Reception by Elizabeth.
  • Mary's Relations with her Husband.
  • Agreement between Darnley and the Earls of Murray, Argyll, Glencairn, and Rothes, and Lords Boyd and Ochiltree.
  • Bond for Rizzio's Murder—Ruthven's Relation.
  • 1566.—April 2. Mary's Description of the Murder of Rizzio, in a letter to the Archbishop of Glasgow, her Ambassador in Paris.
  • SECTION IV
    • MURDER OF RIZZIO TO MURDER OF DARNLEY
  • CONTENTS
  • Relations between Mary and Darnley.
  • Bequests to the King.
  • Mary's Will as described in the "Book of Articles" (cf. p. 144).
  • The Birth of Prince James.
  • Rejoicings in Edinburgh.
  • Elizabeth and the Rebels.
  • Mary's Treatment of Darnley.
  • Mary and the Poor.
  • The Ride to Hermitage.
  • Buchanan on the Ride to Hermitage.
  • The Queen's Illness at Jedburgh.
  • 1566.—The Craigmillar Conference.
  • Events immediately before the Murder of Darnley.
  • An Incident of the Baptism.
  • 1566.—December 23. Restoration of the Consistorial Jurisdiction of the Archbishop of St. Andrews.
  • Darnley's Illness.
  • The Visit to Glasgow and the Murder.
  • Mary's Description of the Murder.
  • SECTION V
    • FROM THE MURDER OF DARNLEY TO THE FLIGHT INTO ENGLAND
  • CONTENTS
  • 1567.—April 19. Mary's Capture by Bothwell.
  • A Bond by a Number of the Nobility to promote Bothwell's Marrying of Queen Mary.
  • 1567.—May. Mary on her Capture. Instructions to the Bishop of Dunblane for the French Court.
  • The Bothwell Marriage.
  • 1567.—May. Mary's Demeanour.
  • 1567.—June 15. Carberry Hill.
  • 1567.—July 12. Lochleven Castle.
  • The Escape from Lochleven.
  • SECTION VI
    • THE CONFERENCES AT YORK AND WESTMINSTER
  • CONTENTS
  • The Conference at York.
  • 1568.—September 9. Mary's Instructions to her Commissioners.
  • October 8. Complaint of the Queen of Scots against the Earl of Murray.
  • October 10. The Answer of the Earl of Murray.
  • 1568.—October 16. Queen Mary's Commissioners' Rejoinder to Murray's Reply.
  • 1568.—October 11. Letter to Queen Elizabeth from her Commissioners at York.
  • Abstract of Matters showed to the Queen's Majesty's Commissioners by the Scots, sent the 11th of October.
  • Notes drawn forth of the Queen's Letters sent to the Earl Bothwell.
  • The Conference at Westminster.
  • 1568.—November 22. Mary to her Commissioners.
  • 1568.—November 26. Murray's "Eik" or Additional Charge.
  • 1568.—December 1. The Answer of Queen Mary's Commissioners to the "Eik."
  • 1568.—December 4. Elizabeth's Answer.
  • 1568.—Dec. 4. Proceedings of the Privy Council.
  • 1568.—Dec. 6. Proofs produced at Westminster.
  • 1568.—December 19. Queen Mary's own Answer to the "Eik."
  • 1569.—January 7. Proceedings at Hampton Court.
  • 1569.—January 10. At Hampton Court.
  • SECTION VII
    • THE DOCUMENTS
  • CONTENTS
  • THE CASKET LETTERS.
  • Letter I.
  • Letter II.
  • Letter III.[63]
  • Letter IV.
  • Letter V.
  • Letter VI.
  • Letter VII.
  • Letter VIII.
  • The Love Sonnets.
  • The Contracts of Marriage.
  • The Discovery of the Letters—1. The Earl of Morton's Declaration.
  • 2. Buchanan's Account.
  • The Deposition of Thomas Nelson.
  • Thomas Crawford's Deposition.
  • Murray's Journal.
  • The Depositions of Paris.
  • 1573.—December 13. Confession of the Laird of Ormiston.
  • 1581.—June 2. The Confession of the Earl of Morton.
  • Letter from Mr. Archibald Douglas to the Queen of Scots.
  • SECTION VIII
    • THE END
  • CONTENTS
  • Queen Mary's Letter to Queen Elizabeth.
  • The Will of the Queen of Scots.
  • Queen Mary's Appeal to the Pope for Spiritual Faculties.
  • Poem composed by Queen Mary in view of her Approaching Death.
  • 1587.—February 8. Narrative of the Execution, sent to the Court.
  • APPENDICES
  • CONTENTS
  • (A.) TABLE SHOWING THE RELATIONSHIP OF MARY TO LORD DARNLEY AND TO THE DUKE OF CHÂTELHERAULT.
  • TABLE SHOWING THE POSITION OF MARY AND DARNLEY WITH REGARD TO THE CROWN OF ENGLAND.
  • (B.) LORD DARNLEY.
  • (C.) CONTEMPORARY WRITERS.
    • GEORGE BUCHANAN.
    • CONAEUS.
    • LORD HERRIES.
    • JOHN KNOX.
    • JOHN LESLEY.
    • LINDSAY OF PITSCOTTIE.
    • SIR JAMES MELVILLE.
    • CLAUDE NAU.
    • LORD RUTHVEN.
    • DIURNAL OF OCCURRENTS.
    • GUDE AND GODLY BALLATES.
  • (D.) AUTHORITIES.
    • (1.) OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS.
    • (2.) BOOKS WHICH CONTAIN ORIGINAL LETTERS, &c.
  • (E.) CONTROVERSIAL WORKS.
    • THE END
    • Footnotes
    • Some Press Notices
    • Transcribers Note
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