Mary, Queen of Scots was a poet – and you should know it

By Rosalind Smith

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Think Mary, Queen of Scots and a few key facts probably come to mind: she was Catholic, she was imprisoned and she had her head chopped off. But a poet who offers insight into 16th-century women’s writing and what it was like to be a queen? Not so much.

Some 39 poems have been attributed to Mary, some circulated only in manuscript, some written in the margins of her prayer book, and others published and circulated widely in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Click here to read the article at The Conversation.

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