March 4, 2021 Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots: The Meeting that Never Was

This month, we have an extra episode of the show to commemorate the life of Mary, Queen of Scots who was executed on this day, 1587. On this occasion, Sarah is in conversation with Prof Maria Hayward, from the University of Southampton. Maria is a professor of Early Modern History. In this episode, Maria dissects the complex set of circumstances that surrounded one of the most talked-about non-events of the second half of the sixteenth century: the proposed meeting between Mary and Elizabeth I that never, in the end, took place. Just what were the forces that intervened that prevented these two cousins from ever meeting face-to-face? Tune in to find out more...


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Presenter: Sarah Morris

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Music by Jon Sayles