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National Monarchies: England
Mary, Queen of Scots


Mary, Queen of Scots
FRANÇOIS CLOUET: Portait of Mary, shown as dauphiness.

Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scots, (Mary Stuart) was Elizabeth's cousin. Mary was arrested, and jailed for 20 years. She kept plotting against Elizabeth with help from France and Spain. Mary Queen of Scots, was beheaded in 1587.

At fifteen she married the future Francis II of France, who unexpectedly succeeded to the throne in 1559, but died a year later. Mary's marriages produced only one child and little happiness. Her second marriage to Lord Darnley ended after 18 months when he was mysteriously killed. Almost immediatedly, she married the earl of Bothwell, who, fled to Denmark a few weeks later. He was incarcerated for years at Dragsholm.

Mary, Queen of Scots
She was determined to be Queen of England...
Pictured: Mary, Queen of Scots' is led to her execution.

Mary Queen of Scots, came to England to escape Protestant uprisings in Scotland. Elizabeth had Mary imprisoned for 19 years, and never met her cousin. Mary spent nearly half of her ife in captivity in England before her execution. During this time, Mary kept plotting against Elizabeth. Elizabeth did not want to have Mary killed, but she finally had no choice, and Mary was executed in 1587.

Mary Queen of Scots' Execution
Ilustration of the execution of Mary Queen of Scots at Fotheringhay Castle, following the discovery of her involvement in the Babington Plot against her cousin Elizabeth's life.

James, Mary Queen of Scots' son by Darnley, united the crowns of England and Scotland in 1603.

National Monarchies:

Ferdinand and Isabella, Charles V, Philip II,
Decline of Spain, and the Cost of War

The Bourbons, Henry IV
Louis XIII, Richelieu, King Louis XIV

King Louis XIV

Richard III
The Tudors - Henry VI, Henry VII

King Henry VIII

The Interesting Life of Queen Elizabeth I

Mary, Queen of Scots

The Stuarts - James I, Charles I, Charles II, James II
Oliver Cromwell

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