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1586: Mary, Queen of Scots, sent treasonous coded response to the Babington Letter.

Friday, July 17, 2020
1586: Mary, Queen of Scots, sent treasonous coded response to the Babington Letter.

17 July 1586: Mary, Queen of Scots, sent a treasonous response to the Babington Letter. Pictured here is the cipher code used by Mary, Queen of Scots - image via Wikipedia. On 8 February 1587, she was executed for treason, as a result of a solution of a cryptosystem she was using in a conspiracy to assassinate Queen Elizabeth (Babington Plot).

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