FACT FOOD #822

Mary, Queen of Scots inherited the throne of Scotland at a young age of six after the death of her father King James V. A staunch Catholic, in 1568 she was defeated by a group of Scottish Protestants. She managed to flee and escaped to Cumberland, England. Few years later, she was beheaded by England’s Queen Elizabeth I, her cousin, as Mary was found guilty of plotting the assassination of the Queen and restore Catholism in England.