Editors. "Elizabeth resists Parliament's demands to execute Mary Queen of Scots". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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The English Parliament meets and demands the execution of Mary Queen of Scots. However, Elizabeth I resists their calls, anxious both about the revenge that might be taken by Mary's son King James VI of Scotland, and about the implications of such an execution for the idea of the divine right of monarchs.
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