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CLIP 8027

The early life of Mary Queen of Scots

The early life of Mary Queen of Scots

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Key Info
  • The early life of Mary Queen of Scots
  • Duration: 04:29
  • On the death of James V in 1542, the six-day old Mary Stuart became Queen of Scotland. Henry VIII of England wanted her to marry his son and set about trying to make this happen. However, Scotland formed a new alliance with France and Mary became betrothed to Francois II.
  • Subject:



    Scotland: Mary Queen of Scots and The Scottish Reformation

  • Keywords: Mary Queen of Scots, Auld Alliance, Henry VIII, Rough Wooing, HistoryofScotland, Stuart, Francois II
Ideas for use in class
  • This can contribute to studying Mary Queen of Scots, or looking at relations between Scotland, England and France. Compare Henry's combined campaign of diplomacy and military might with modern equivalents.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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