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Mary's Time Line
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8th Dec 1542 Mary Queen of Scots is born.
14th Dec 1542 James V dies. Mary becomes Queen of Scotland.
1st July 1543 the Treaty of Greenwich signed. Mary will marry Henry VIII's son, Edward.
1544 the 'Rough Wooing' begins. Henry VIII's troops raid the Borders to enforce the Treaty of Greenwich.
7th July 1548 the Treaty of Haddington.signed. Mary is to marry the French Dauphin, Francis.
7th Aug 1548 Mary is sent to live in France.
1557 Protestant noblemen form The Band of the Lords of the Congregation.
24th April 1558 Mary marries the French prince, Francis.
1559 Knox returns to Scotland. Protestant mobs in Perth attack the Friaries and churches.
11th June 1560 Mary of Guise dies.
6th July 1560 the Treaty of Edinburgh signed. English and French soldiers withdraw from Scotland.
Aug 1560 the Reformation Parliament meets. Scotland is now a Protestant country.
19th Aug 1561 Mary Queen of Scots arrives in Scotland.
29th July 1565 Mary marries Darnley by Roman Catholic rites.
March 1566 Riccio is murdered. Mary is held prisoner. She later escapes to Dunbar.
10th Feb 1567 Darnley is murdered. Bothwell is chief suspect.
15th May 1567 Mary marries Bothwell in a Protestant ceremony.
June 1567 the Battle of Carberry Hill. Mary is captured and sent to Loch Leven Castle.
24th July Mary is forced to abdicate in favour of her son, James.
13th May the Battle of Langside. Mary's army is defeated.
16th May 1568 Mary flees across Solway Firth to England.
October 1568 Mary is put on trial to investigate Darnley's murder. No verdict is given.
1571 the Ridolfi Plot to murder Elizabeth and make Mary Queen of England is exposed.
1583 the Throckmorton Plot - another plan to assassinate Elizabeth.
1585 the Parry Plot. Yet another plot to assassinate Elizabeth.
July 1586 the Babington Plot to murder Elizabeth implicates Mary.
15th Oct 1586 Mary's is put on trial.
8th February 1587 Mary is executed at Fotheringhay Castle. She was 44 years old and had been a captive in England for 19 years.


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