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A placard which appeared on the Mercat Cross, Edinburgh. It refers to Mary Queen of Scots (M R, Maria Regina), who is shown as a mermaid, associated with prostitutes and luring men into danger. The hare represents her third husband, the Earl of Bothwell (which was part of his coat of arms), the circle of daggers showing his guilt in the murder of Lord Darnley. 

A placard which appeared on the Mercat Cross, Edinburgh. It refers to Mary Queen of Scots (M R, Maria Regina), who is shown as a mermaid, associated with prostitutes and luring men into danger. The hare represents her third husband, the Earl of Bothwell (which was part of his coat of arms), the circle of daggers showing his guilt in the murder of Lord Darnley. 

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