Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots
also Mary Stuart
(1542-87) the daughter of the Scottish King James V. She became Queen of Scotland when she was one week old, but in 1568 she was forced to give up her position, and she escaped to England. Instead of helping her, the English queen, Elizabeth I (who was her ↑cousin ) put her in prison. Many Catholics believed Mary should have been Queen of England instead of Elizabeth, who was a Protestant. Elizabeth later ordered Mary to be killed, because she believed Mary was involved in a secret plan to kill her. After Elizabeth's death, Mary's son James, who was the King of Scotland, also became the King of England (as James I). Mary had three husbands, and many stories and books have been written about her.

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  • Mary, Queen of Scots — (Mary Stuart) 1542 87, queen of Scotland 1542 67; beheaded for plotting to assassinate her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. * * * orig. Mary Stuart born Dec. 8, 1542, Linlithgow Palace, West Lothian, Scot. died Feb. 8, 1587, Fotheringhay Castle,… …   Universalium

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  • MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS —    daughter of James V. and Mary of Lorraine, born at Linlithgow, became by her father s death queen ere she was a week old; her early childhood was spent on an island in the Lake of Menteith; she was sent to France in 1548, brought up at court… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Mary Queen of Scots — noun queen of Scotland from 1542 to 1567; as a Catholic she was forced to abdicate in favor of her son and fled to England where she was imprisoned by Elizabeth I; when Catholic supporters plotted to put her on the English throne she was tried… …   Useful english dictionary

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