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Mary Queen of Scots’ gold rosary beads stolen in castle raid

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LONDON (Reuters) – The gold rosary beads carried by Mary Queen of Scots to her execution in 1587 were among historic treasures worth more than 1 million pounds ($1.4 million) stolen in a raid from a castle in the south of England. Mary, a Roman Catholic, was ousted from the Scottish throne then imprisoned, accused of treason and executed on the orders of her Protestant cousin Elizabeth I of England, a series of events that loom large in the British imagination. Several coronation cups as well as gold and silver items were also among the loot taken from a display cabinet at Arundel Castle in th…

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