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Mary Stewart I, Queen of Scots

Mary Stewart I, Queen of Scots

Female 1542 - 1587  (44 years)

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  • Name Mary Stewart I, Queen of Scots 
    Born 8 Dec 1542  Linlithgow Palace, West Lothian Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Title Between 14 Dec 1542 and 24 Jul 1567  Queen of Scotts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Title Between 10 Jul 1559 and 5 Dec 1560  Queen Consort of France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 8 Feb 1587  Executed; Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I26140  Lucius
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2006 

    Family 1 Francis Valois II, King of France,   b. 19 Jan 1544, Fontainebleau, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1560, Orleans, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years) 
    Married 24 Apr 1558  Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10422  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Henry Stuart, Duke of Albany 
    Children 
     1. James I Stuart, King of England,   b. 19 Jul 1566, Edinburgh Castle, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1625, Theobalds, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Family ID F10423  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Mary's beauty was the subject of many contemporary accounts. Her hands were supposed to be especially beautiful.
      Mary was renowned for her height. At her first wedding, when she was 15, she is supposed to have stood head to head with her mothers' brothers.
      For her wedding to Francis, Mary wore a white gown, although white was the traditional mourning colour for French queens. On her head was a crown that included a carbuncle worth 500,000 crowns.
      One of the guests at Mary's wedding to Francis was the future Henry IV of France, a six-year-old on his first trip to Paris.
      Between the time she married Francis, Dauphin of France, and the death of his father, Henry II, Mary was known in France as the "queen-dauphiness."
      According to some sources, Mary was the first female golfer. Both her father, James V, and grandfather, James IV, played the game.
      "Remember that the theatre of the world is wider than the realm of England," Mary told her judges in October 1586.
      Mary was buried first in Peterborough Cathedral, before being moved to Westminster Abbey.