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Today in History: February 8

Slide 1 of 11: The last moments of Mary Stuart, Queen of the Scots, Prior to being beheaded, 8th February, 1587 at Fotheringay Castle, Northamptonshire, Englan

1587: Queen Mary of Scotland is beheaded

Mary, Queen of Scots is beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England after she is implicated in a plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.

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