Mary Stuart of Scotland
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(Mary, Queen of Scots; Dec 8, 1542, Linlithgow Palace – Feb 8, 1587, Fotheringhay Castle) was six years old when she succeeded her father, James V; in 1548, her mother, Mary of Guise, sent her to France for her education and training; and in 1558, she married the Dauphin Francis II (r. from 1559), which was her first marriage. After his early death, she returned in 1561 to a Scotland dominated by Protestants led by John Knox, with whom she had several stormy interviews. Although s…

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James, Frank A., “Mary Stuart of Scotland”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 May 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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