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Featuring all the dramatic events from Mary's life
Mary's minority: 1542-1560 Mary Queen of Scots


Mary of Guise
In 1543 Mary became the infant Queen of Scotland. With Scotland caught in the middle of a deadly struggle between mortal enemies, England and France, Mary was sent to the safety of the French court.

Mary in Scotland: 1561-1568
Mary returned to Scotland promising much. However, her brief reign resulted only in disastrous marriages, murder and war.

Mary in England: 1568-1587
With Scotland in a state of rebellion and chaos, Mary fled to England to seek help from her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I of England. She soon realised she was an unwelcome guest.

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Dig deeper and find out more about religion, politics and the people who mattered during Mary's turbulent reign.

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