Mary Queen of Scots Book
The execution of Mary Queen of Scots within the castle of Fotheringhay on the morning of 8 February 1587 is one of the most sensational events in British history. Here - published in full for the first time - is one of the key eyewitness narratives of the execution prepared by Sir Robert Wingfield of Upton for his uncle, the authoritarian Lord Burghley, chief minister of Elizabeth I. Completed three days after the event it describes, Wingfield's account is a remarkably powerful, immediate and dramatic piece of reportage.
The original account is held in the Bute Collection at Mount Stuart.