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Fact Files | Biographies

Welcome to the biographies section.

To learn more about some of the key people from Mary's reign, choose from the options presented.

Mary Queen of Scots
Read up on Mary Queen of Scots and find out more about her personality, her marriages and her relationship with her English cousin, Elizabeth I.

Lord Darnley
Find out about Mary's ill-fated second husband, Lord Darnley.

The Earl of Bothwell
James Hepburn, the Earl of Bothwell, was Mary's third, and last, husband. Often portrayed as one of Scotland's greatest villains. Read his biography.

John Knox
Knox was the leading figure of the Reformation in Scotland. He was also one of Mary's fiercest opponents. Learn more about him.

The Earl of Moray
Moray was the half-brother of Mary Queen of Scots. Ambitious and without pity, he became the most important Scottish nobleman of his day. Read more.

James VI of Scotland
Born a Roman Catholic but raised as a Protestant and taught to hate his mother. Read up on Mary's son, James VI.


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