Top 10 Facts about Mary Queen of Scotland

Post On: July 16, 2017
By: Agustina
In: Queens

Facts about Mary Queen of Scotland narrate the story about the famous Mary I of Scotland. She was also known as Mary Stuart. She was born on December 8, 1542 and died on February 8th, 1587. She became the Queen of Scots on December 14th, 1542 to July 24th, 1567. Mary was 6 days old during the death of his father. Why don’t you check the following post below for details about Mary Queen of Scotland?

Facts about Mary Queen of Scotland 1: who ruled Scotland?

The regents ruled Scotland when Mary spent most of her childhood time in France. Francis was the Dauphin of France whom she married in 1558.

Facts about Mary Queen of Scotland 2: husband

In 1559, her husband became King Francis II after he took the French throne. She became the queen consort of France. Her husband passed away in December 1960.

Facts about Mary Queen of Scotland

Facts about Mary Queen of Scotland

Facts about Mary Queen of Scotland 3: return to Scotland

On 19th August 1561, Mary landed in Leith to reach Scotland after the death of her husband. Then she married Lord Darnley, Henry Stuart for years later. However, the marriage of the couple was not happy.

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Facts about Mary Queen of Scotland 4: accident

An explosion damaged the residence of Darnley in February 1567 where his body was discovered in the garden.  The general belief stated that the murder of Darnley was plotted by the fourth Earl of Bothwell, James Hepburn.

Facts about Mary Queen of Scotland 5: the next marriage

Mary and Hepburn married in the following month after the charge against him was acquitted in April 1567.

Mary Queen of Scotland Palace

Mary Queen of Scotland Palace

Facts about Mary Queen of Scotland 6: in prison

Mary was imprisoned in Lock Leven Castle due to the uprising against Hepburn and Mary. He had to let go the throne of Scotland on July 24th, 1567 for her one-year old son with Darnley, James VI was more favorable.

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Facts about Mary Queen of Scotland 7: Queen Elizabeth I of England

She tried to get protection from Queen Elizabeth I of England, her first cousin by fleeing southward after her attempt to take over the throne failed.

Facts about Mary Queen of Scotland 8: claim for the English throne

Mary tried to claim the English throne from Elizabeth. She was supported by the rebels in Rising of the North and English Catholics.

Mary Queen of Scotland Facts

Mary Queen of Scotland Facts

Facts about Mary Queen of Scotland 9 Father of Mary

Mary was the daughter of James V of Scotland.

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Facts about Mary Queen of Scotland 10: death

In 1587, Mary was beheaded since she was found guilty for an attempt to murder Elizabeth.

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