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MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS & MILITARY SURGEONS

A previously hidden document reveals the Stuart monarch’s humane concern for the role of medics in warfare

Britain is currently rediscovering its fascination with Mary, Queen of Scots thanks to a new Oscar and BAFTA-nominated film starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. The Stuart monarch is one of the most famous figures in British history but new facts are still being made public about her life.

“ALTHOUGH IT IS NOT CLEAR WHETHER MARY WAS REFERRING TO THE CARE OF ENEMY SOLDIERS AS WELL,

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