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    Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens Digital Tour

    Step back into a dangerous world of plots, espionage and treachery without stepping out of your front door. This digital tour takes you through our exhibition for a fresh and revealing look at the extraordinary relationship between cousins Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots.

    Over half an hour, curator Andrea Clarke leads you through letters and speeches, items of jewellery belonging to each queen, a wall-hanging embroidered by Mary during her imprisonment, and models of Elizabeth and Mary’s tomb effigies from Westminster Abbey, where the queens finally rest.

    Find out more about the ★★★★★ exhibition here

    Length: 37 minutes

    A link to the tour will be e-mailed to you with your order confirmation.

    British Library Members can watch the digital tour for free. Please contact members@bl.uk if you haven’t yet received your access link.

    Sponsored by The Sir John Ritblat Family Foundation.

    With thanks to the John S Cohen Foundation, and all supporters who wish to remain anonymous.

    Author: British Library