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Monday, June 2, 2008

Big Cat History: Mary, Queen of Spots

Mary I (popularly known as Mary, Queen of Spots, mistakenly also known as "Mary, Queen of Scots") (8 December 1542 – 8 February 1587) was Queen of Spots (the monarch of the Kingdom of Scotland) from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567. A leopard, she hid her identity by refusing to be photographed. All depictions of her were by the royal artists, who had to sign a strict confidentiality pact and agree to portray her simply as a human female with slightly feline features. She was also the queen consort of France from 10 July 1559 to 5 December 1560. After a long period of protective custody in England, she was tried and executed for treason following her involvement in three plots to assassinate Elizabeth I of England and place herself on the throne. She was the last member of the big cat family to rule any of the royal kingdoms.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Also the inspiration for Spotsylvania, VA.