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Poetry in Motion: The Legacy of Robert Burns

On Monday 25th January, Scotland celebrated Burns Night. Haggis was cooked, Buckfast was poured and the ephemeral words of Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burns, were recited. Each year, on…

Mary Queen of Scots

As discontent with Europe grows, the woman who rules over England sees her already waning authority threatened by her ferocious fellow ruler north of the border, who questions her claim…

This Week in History: 1 February 1587 Elizabeth I signs Mary Queen of Scots’ death warrant

On 1 February 1587, Queen Elizabeth I signed Queen Mary’s death warrant after months of delay. Mary was found guilty in a trial ending in October 1586 for her involvement…