Mary, Queen of Scots

(Mary Stuart) 1542-87, queen of Scotland 1542-67; beheaded for plotting to assassinate her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.

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Mary, Queen of Scots [Mary, Queen of Scots]
(Mary Stuart 1542–87) the queen of Scotland from 1542 to 1567. She was the daughter of King James V of Scotland and the ↑cousin of Queen ↑Elizabeth I, and became queen of Scotland shortly after her birth. She did not rule Scotland until 1561 and was instead brought up in France, where she was queen briefly in 1559. She was a Roman Catholic, and after her return to Scotland became involved in religious disputes with Scottish Protestants. In 1567 she was forced to give up power in favour of her son James VI (later King ↑James I of England), and moved to England where she was held as a prisoner. In the years that followed there were several attempts by Catholic groups to make her queen of England in place of Elizabeth I, and Elizabeth finally ordered Mary’s head to be cut off. Her adventures, love affairs and three marriages have been the subject of many books, plays and films.
See also Bothwell, See also Darnley In my end is my beginning. motto of Mary, Queen of Scots

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  • Mary Queen of Scots — also Mary Stuart (1542 87) the daughter of the Scottish King James V. She became Queen of Scotland when she was one week old, but in 1568 she was forced to give up her position, and she escaped to England. Instead of helping her, the English… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Mary, Queen of Scots — (Mary Stuart) 1542 87; queen of Scotland (1542 67): beheaded …   English World dictionary

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  • Mary, Queen of Scots — Dieser Artikel behandelt den Film Maria Stuart, Königin von Schottland. Für den Artikel zur historischen Figur siehe Maria Stuart. Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Maria Stuart, Königin von Schottland Originaltitel: Mary, Queen of Scots Produktionsland …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mary, Queen of Scots — Mar′y, Queen′ of Scots′ n. big (Mary Stuart) 1542–87, queen of Scotland 1542–67 …   From formal English to slang

  • Mary, Queen of Scots — (Mary Stuart) 1542 87, queen of Scotland 1542 67; beheaded for plotting to assassinate her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. * * * orig. Mary Stuart born Dec. 8, 1542, Linlithgow Palace, West Lothian, Scot. died Feb. 8, 1587, Fotheringhay Castle,… …   Universalium

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  • MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS —    daughter of James V. and Mary of Lorraine, born at Linlithgow, became by her father s death queen ere she was a week old; her early childhood was spent on an island in the Lake of Menteith; she was sent to France in 1548, brought up at court… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Mary Queen of Scots — noun queen of Scotland from 1542 to 1567; as a Catholic she was forced to abdicate in favor of her son and fled to England where she was imprisoned by Elizabeth I; when Catholic supporters plotted to put her on the English throne she was tried… …   Useful english dictionary

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