Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins Rival Queens – Digital Tour

The Queens Elizabeth and Mary featured side by side
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  • £6.50

Our exhibition may be closed but you can still hop onto our digital tour led by exhibition curator Andrea Clarke.

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.  

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You can buy your digital tour in our online Shop and watch at a time that suits you. Subtitled and audio described versions of the tour are included.    

British Library Members can watch the digital tour for free and an access link has been sent to your registered email address. 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.


Name: Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins Rival Queens – Digital Tour
Where: Online
Price: £6.50
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
Book now