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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 engaged to Francois II.

Available since: Thu 22 Nov 2012

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A History of Scotland Series 1, Project Britain

5/5 The tale of two ancient enemies who set aside their differences to form Great Britain.

First broadcast: 08 Dec 2008

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