On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1587

Historical Events


ScotlandExecution of Mary Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots, is beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle aged 44 after being convicted of plotting to assassinate Elizabeth I in the Babington Plot

Learn More
Depiction of the execution on Mary, Queen of Scots at Fotheringhay Castle in Northamptonshire
Depiction of the execution on Mary, Queen of Scots at Fotheringhay Castle in Northamptonshire
Learn More

Famous Deaths


BattleMary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots [Mary Stuart], Queen of Scotland (1560-87), beheaded at 44

Queen of Scotland Mary, Queen of Scots
Queen of Scotland
Mary, Queen of Scots

1587 Highlights

About February 8, 1587

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 433 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius