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CLIP 4124

Mary, Queen of Scots' French marriage

Mary, Queen of Scots' French marriage

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Key Info
  • Mary, Queen of Scots' French marriage
  • Duration: 02:04
  • On 24 April 1558, 15-year-old Mary, Queen of Scots married 14-year-old Francis, Dauphin of France. Potentially this would unite the two countries. Catholics viewed Elizabeth I as the illegitimate child of Henry VIII and so to them Mary was not just Queen of Scotland and France but of England as well. This placed her in conflict with Elizabeth and English protestants.
  • Subject:



    Scotland: Mary Queen of Scots and The Scottish Reformation

  • Keywords: Mary Queen of Scots, Scotland, Paris, France, Dauphin, Mary Tudor, England, Elizabeth I, Henry VIII, pope, protestant, catholic, Auld Alliance
Ideas for use in class
  • Introducing the marriage of Mary, Queen of Scots to the French dauphin and the beginning of the main events of her adult life. The clip sets the scene for the conflict in relations between Mary and Elizabeth.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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