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Why did Mary have a claim to the throne?

Elizabeth had no children she was an heir, many catholics wanted her as queen


What was she accused of in 1567?

Murder of her second husband lord Darnley


What happened in the Babington plot 1586?

A young rich catholic Anthony Babington planned to kill Elizabeth and place Mary on the throne
He sent coded messages
Mary sent them back
The servants were spies for sir Francis Walsingham.
Mary went on trial for treason


What happens to Mary on 25th October 1586?

She was sentenced to death


Why was Elizabeth reluctant to sign Mary’s death warrant?

She feared executing a fellow monarch might inspire her enemies
Mary’s son James might want revenge
Reactions of Catholic super powers France and Spain