Feature: Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart Parallel Timelines

Date posted: 21 Dec 2018Author: STC Production: Mary Stuart


Before you see Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I on stage, understand the series of events which led to Mary Stuart's dramatic final demise with this outline of the two women's extraordinary lives – lived independently yet bound inextricably.

For more historical detail, head here


Images (from top to bottom): 

Princess Elizabeth, aged about 13 (1546). Attributed to William Scrots
Mary Stuart as a young girl (c1549), by Francois Clouet
Prince Edward VI (1553), by William Scrots
Mary Tudor (1554), artist unkown
Coronation of Elizabeth I (1559), artist unknown
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester (c1565), artist unknown
Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1560s), by Adrian Vanson
James Stuart (1574), by Arnold Bronckorst
James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell (1566), artist unknown
Mary Queen of Scots (c1580), by Francois Clouet
Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex (c1596), artist unknown
Queen Elizabeth I (c1575), artist unknown


Mary Stuart, 5 Feb – 2 Mar 2019, Rosyln Packer Theatre

Seeing the show? Pick up a souvenir play program from the Roslyn Packer Theatre foyer for $12, featuring in-depth articles, photographs and info about cast and creatives. You can pre-purchase program vouchers for $11 when booking your tickets. Season Ticket Holders can pre-purchase vouchers for $10 with their Season Ticket.

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