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Mary's Minority
Between 1544 and 1548, English forces set about destroying Scotland. To keep her safe, young Queen Mary was sent to France.

During her years in France, however, Scotland went through a slow but dramatic change. Pro-French, Catholic Scotland became Protestant and an ally of the Auld Enemy, England.

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The 'Rough Wooing': 1544-48
Never one to take no for an answer, England's Henry VIII attempted to bully the Scots into marrying Mary to his son, Edward.

The Treaty of Edinburh: 1560
In 1560, the Anglo-French battle for the control of Scotland finally reached a conclusion.
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