The Crucifix of Mary Stuart

July 28, 2016

Mary, Queen of Scots in captivity, holding her crucifix. On the left shows her beheading.

Mary, Queen of Scots in captivity, holding her crucifix. On the left shows her beheading.

When Mary Queen of Scots, on February 18, 1587, was led to the scaffold she held in her hands a precious crucifix, which has changed hands many times since that date. The last owner of the esteemed relic was the German poetess, Countess Hahn-Hahn, who left it at her death to the cathedral in the City of Mayence, where it has lately been deposited. It is no longer perfect, a number of small pieces having been broken off and lost, but the genuineness of the relic is proved beyond the possibility of a doubt. — Sacramento Daily Union, August 1892

Short Stories on Honor, Chivalry, and the World of Nobility—no. 535

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