Mary Queen of Scots; Born Mary Stuart at Linlithgow, 8 Dec 1542; died at Fotheringay, 8 Feb 1587. She was the only legitimate child of James V of Scotland. His death (14 Dec) followed immediately after her birth, and she became queen when only 6 days old. (pic: by Federico Zuccari).

Mary Queen of Scots; Born Mary Stuart at Linlithgow, 8 Dec 1542; died at Fotheringay, 8 Feb 1587. She was the only legitimate child of James V of Scotland. His death (14 Dec) followed immediately after her birth, and she became queen when only 6 days old. (pic: by Federico Zuccari).

Mary Queen of Scots bedroom in Holyroodhouse Palace. Queen Victoria made sure that Mary Queen of Scots' bedroom and outer chamber were diligently preserved exactly the way it was left by Mary. It was in the outer chamber that Mary's beloved assistant David Rizzo was brutally murdered by her husband in front of her face. David was ripped from behind Mary's skirts and dragged across the floor before he was murdered.

Mary Queen of Scots bedroom in Holyroodhouse Palace. Queen Victoria made sure that Mary Queen of Scots' bedroom and outer chamber were diligently preserved exactly the way it was left by Mary. It was in the outer chamber that Mary's beloved assistant David Rizzo was brutally murdered by her husband in front of her face. David was ripped from behind Mary's skirts and dragged across the floor before he was murdered.

The Tomb Effigy of Mary, Queen of Scots, Westminster Abbey, London-Mistress of Scotland by law, of France by marriage, of England by expectation...

The Tomb Effigy of Mary, Queen of Scots, Westminster Abbey, London-Mistress of Scotland by law, of France by marriage, of England by expectation...

Mary, Queen of Scots By Richard Burchett  Oil on panel, 1850’s

Mary, Queen of Scots By Richard Burchett Oil on panel, 1850’s

The Darnley Jewel - Mary, Queen of Scots

The Darnley Jewel - Mary, Queen of Scots

Sapphire ring of Mary, Queen of Scots.                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Sapphire ring of Mary, Queen of Scots. More

Death mask of Mary Queen of Scots. She was very beautiful and it is said that Queen Elizabeth was jealous of her beauty.

Death mask of Mary Queen of Scots. She was very beautiful and it is said that Queen Elizabeth was jealous of her beauty.

Prayer book and rosary carried by Mary Queen of Scots to her execution.

Prayer book and rosary carried by Mary Queen of Scots to her execution.

Mary, Queen of Scots was born in December 1542 in Linlithgow Palace, the only child of James V of Scotland and his wife, Mary of Guise. When she was six days old her father died and she became queen. Her mother acted as regent in her stead. At just five years of age Mary was betrothed to Henry VIII's son, Edward. But her Catholic guardians were opposed to the match and took the young Mary to Stirling Castle, breaking the agreement. Henry ordered a series of savage raids into Scotland

Mary, Queen of Scots was born in December 1542 in Linlithgow Palace, the only child of James V of Scotland and his wife, Mary of Guise. When she was six days old her father died and she became queen. Her mother acted as regent in her stead. At just five years of age Mary was betrothed to Henry VIII's son, Edward. But her Catholic guardians were opposed to the match and took the young Mary to Stirling Castle, breaking the agreement. Henry ordered a series of savage raids into Scotland

Francis II of France & his wife Mary, Queen of Scots. (The double portrait was taken from Francis' mother, Catherine De Medici's "Book of Hours".)

Mary, Queen of Scots, in Pictures

Francis II of France & his wife Mary, Queen of Scots. (The double portrait was taken from Francis' mother, Catherine De Medici's "Book of Hours".)

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