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Mary in exile: 1568
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EXPLAIN why Mary gave up her crown in 1567

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Source A was written by a modern historian, in a book about Mary's life.

There could be no legal value to a document in which Mary was forced to sign away her crown in favour of her infant son, and the regency of her half-brother. She was a prisoner on a lonely island, without any advisers, and surrounded by soldiers under the command of the new regent's own brother. Shortly afterwards, Mary fell seriously ill again.
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