Mary Queen of Scots
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Artist: Champagne - Engraver: Jackman. It was in the hall of Fotheringay Castle, Northamptonshire, that the unhappy queen suffered the sentence pronounced upon her. She was attended to the scaffold by Beale, clerk to the Privy Council, her mortal enemy, the Earls of Kent and Shrewsbury, with the High Sheriff of the county, who were empowered to see the fatal mandate carried into effect; by the Dean of Peterborough, a Protestant, to administer the last consolations of religion, in which, however, as a Roman Catholic,

Mary could not join ; by the venerable Sir Andrew Melville, long the Master of her Household ; and by some of her deeply-attached female attendants.