Marie Antoinette of France and Navarre was guillotined by the radical French Republic on 16th October 1793. But she was wrongly maligned, as a committed mother, friend, child of God - and Queen.
Born on 2nd November 1755 to Queen Maria Theresa of Hungary and Croatia,
Continuing from part I of "The relationship of Elizabeth I & Mary Queen of Scots in letters"
We have already established that Elizabeth's relationship with her cousin Mary had already taken a sour turn. Beginning around 1570, Elizabeth began to view Mary as a nuisance and the
"I pray, Mr Adams, that the United States does not suffer unduly from its want of a Monarchy."
- HM King George III to John Adams, on the occasion of Adams' audience with The King on 1st June, 1785.
This scene from the superb HBO miniseries 'John Adams' (based on David
Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I’s letters to each other were their only sources of communication, and they remain to this day historians' most insightful and formative sources on the quarter century-long rivalry between the two queens, as they show how Mary and Elizabeth’s