Mary Queen of Scots
HUSBANDS ' PORTRAIT GALLERY
COMMENTS BY MARY'S CONTEMPORARIES
"As godly a child as I have seen ...and as like to live."
Sir Ralph Sadler, English ambassador,
upon seeing the infant Mary.
"She is both of great wisdom for
her years, modesty, and also of great
judgement in the wise handling of herself and her matters."
Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, English ambassador to France, December 1560
"In all these broils I assure you
I never saw her merrier,
Thomas Randolph, English ambassador
in a conversation with Sir William Cecil 1562
"She is a goodly personage, hath withall an alluring grace,
Scottische accente, and a searching wit, clouded with myldness."
Nicholas White to Sir William Cecil, February, 1569
Back Next Home