Mary, Queen of Scots

1542 – 1587 (Life Span)

1542- 1567 (Reign as Queen)

Before becoming the home to the Metropolitan Police, The Great Scotland Yard building accommodated the diplomatic representatives of the Kingdom of Scotland and Scottish royalty.  It was in effect, the Scottish Embassy. Mary, Queen of Scots, also known as Mary Stuart, reigned over Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567. Mary was imprisoned for 19 years, suspected of plotting to overthrow Elizabeth 1 of England, in 1857 she was beheaded for treason.