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Mary, Queen of Scots
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Definition Queen of Scotland 1542-1567; executed for treason following discovery of a plot to assassinate Elizabeth I of England (a Protestant) and place herself (a Catholic) on the throne
  • , Mary Stuart, Charles I., the three Henrys of France, the Emperor Henry IV.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • There was a description of the execution of Queen Mary Stuart, and you could see Napoleon's signature.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • I just wish you could have been there to hear me recite 'Mary, Queen of Scots.'
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • It had a high collar with a tiny ruff, reminding her of Mary, Queen of Scots, and making her, she thought, look wonderfully a woman, and dignified.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • An Elizabeth in brain and a Mary Stuart in spirit, she often performed actions of the greatest temerity with a manner of extreme discretion.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Like Mary, queen of Scots, something.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Here is Schiller's Mary Stuart and a tutor who loves to teach."
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • I'm supposed to be Mary, Queen of Scots, headless already.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • At this time she had a cult for Mary Stuart and enthusiastic veneration for illustrious or unhappy women.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • He surveyed the house with interest, and then walked round and scanned the outer boundary of the garden, as one might have done had it been the birthplace of Shakespeare, the prison of Mary Stuart, or the Chateau of Hougomont.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • Many great minds in history had invented cryptologic solutions to the challenge of data protection: Julius Caesar devised a code-writing scheme called the Caesar Box; Mary, Queen of Scots created a transposition cipher and sent secret communiqués from prison; and the brilliant Arab scientist Abu Yusuf Ismail al-Kindi protected his secrets with an ingeniously conceived polyalphabetic substitution cipher.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code

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