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MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS

Residences 1568-1587


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Please note that this is a general guide and dates are approximate (may vary according to source).

Workington Hall

Workington Hall

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Workington Hall (Cumbria)
16 May 1568 : Queen Mary spent her first night in England here. The manor is now a ruin.

Cockermouth Hall (Cumbria)
17 May 1568 : Queen Mary rested here on her way to Carlisle Castle. This was the last place she held court.



Carlisle Castle

Carlsile Castle

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Carlisle Castle (Cumbria)
May-July 1568 : Queen Mary's captivity began at this castle. She was lodged in the Warden's Tower for several months. The castle survives but the Warden's Tower was demolished in 1835.



Bolton Castle

Bolton Castle

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Bolton Castle (Yorkshire)
July 1568 until February 1569 : In these early days of her captivity, Queen Mary still had considerable liberty and was allowed to hunt and enjoy the surrounding countryside. On her way to Bolton Castle, Queen Mary stayed at Lowther Castle and Naworth Castle.



Tutbury Castle

Tutbury Castle

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Tutbury Castle (Staffordshire)
February 1569 until April 1569 : This was Queen Mary's most loathed residence and the place she considered her first real prison. The medieval castle was damp, draughty, and for some years had fallen into decay. On her way to Tutbury Castle she stayed at Ripon and Pontefract Castle.



Wingfield Manor

Wingfield Manor

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Winfgield Manor (Derbyshire)
April 1569 until May 1569 : Due to ill health, Queen Mary was moved to this medieval house, one of the homes of George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury.

Chatsworth House (Derbyshire)
May 1569 until June 1569 : This was a grand house, recently built, belonging to Queen Mary's custodian, George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, but Queen Mary did not stay here long.

Wingfield Manor (Derbyshire)
June 1569 until September 1569 : Queen Mary was returned to this manor in the summer of 1569, but was soon moved to the more secure Tutbury Castle due to events leading up to the Northern Rebellion of 1569/70.

Tutbury Castle (Staffordshire)
September 1569 until November 1569 : Queen Mary's return to her most despised castle in the autumn saw her guard increased and household reduced.

Coventry (West Midlands - historically Warwickshire)
November 1569 until January 1570 : At the outbreak of the northern rebellion Queen Mary was moved, on Queen Elizabeth I's orders, further south to Coventry in an attempt to keep her out of the reach of the northern earls. Queen Mary spent a few nights in different lodgings at Coventry before being lodged in the gatehouse adjoining St Mary's Hall.

Tutbury Castle (Staffordshire)
January 1570 until May 1570: After the northern rebellion had been quashed, Queen Mary was moved back to Tutbury Castle where she remained until the spring.

Chatsworth House (Staffordshire)
May 1570 until October 1570: Queen Mary once again spent a summer at the home of George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury and remained until mid autumn. During this time she may have stayed at Old Hardwick Hall, now a ruin in the grounds of Hardwick Hall, that belonged to the Earl of Shrewsbury and his formidable wife, Bess of Hardwick.








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