Mary was born in 1542 (I daughter of James V). She was crowned Queen of Scots Sept 9 1543 and married in France in 1558.

Mary was Queen of France from 1559-1560. She returned to Scotland in 1561 and reigned as a Catholic Queen in a Protestant country until 1566.

Mary’s husband, Lord Darnley died Feb 1567. Three months later she married the Earl of Bothwell who subsequently deserted her. Mary was forced to abdicate on 24/7/1567 in favour of her baby son, James VI.

Mary spent the last 19 years of her life as a prisoner in various locations in England and was beheaded in 1587.


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