This is a book illustration showing the Queen's abduction by the Earl of Bothwell in 1567, outside Stirling Castle. Anticipating her movements, Bothwell waylaid her with a troop of 800 horsemen and obliged her to accompany him to Dunbar, where they were subsequently married. A later version of this print (with a different frame) was used in The Imperial History of England (Theophilus Camden, 1811).
Mary, Queen of Scots Arrested when going to the Chace
Inscription: in plate, within image, on banner at top: "MAGNA TA"; at lower left of frame: "M. BROWN DEL."; within image, at lower right of frame: "W. & J. WALKER Sc."; within image, on plaque: "MARY QUEEN of SCOTS/ arrested/ when going to the Chace."; below image: "Publish'd as the act directs by Harrison & Co. Sept. 28. 1729."