|A miniature of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots that was done by Nicholas Hilliard during her captivity in England, 1578. Picture acquired through Wikimedia Commons. Image public domain.|
On this day in Elizabethan history in 1586, Mary Stuart, the former Queen of Scots, was found guilty of treason due to her involvement in the Babington Plot. Discover the details of the plot, Mary's trial and her conviction in our article here.