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What Went Through Her Head Just Before She Lost It?

The last letter written by Mary, Queen of Scots before she lost her head on the executioner’s block (on the order of her cousin, Elizabeth I) will be on display at the National Library of Scotland from now until September 21.

Her words seem cool, calm, and collected …ready to face her fate. Unfortunately her end was going to be horrifying and drawn-out, since the executioner didn’t aim well the first time and the ax just hit the back of her head.  That’s gotta hurt.


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