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What ambiguous letter sanctioned an infamous execution in English history?

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James 1st The letter you are probably referring to is that sent by Elisabeth I of England to sanction the execution of Mary I of Scotland, her cousin. Mary had designs on the English throne, and Elisabeth asked for her to be beheaded. The messenger was sent to the prison where Mary was being held. At the last minute, Elisabeth sent another letter saying she had changed her mind. It was too late. Whether this letter was really intended to get her off the hook, or just as a show of forgiveness, we shall never know. James I of England was Mary's son, so I don't know what he is doing in the above answer. (James I of Scotland was Mary's Great, great, greatgrandfather)

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