1542, Dec 81558-15871587, Feb 8
reigned over Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567. As Mary was an infant when she inherited the throne, Scotland was ruled by regents until she became an adult. From the outset, there were two claims to the Regency: one from Catholic Cardinal David Beaton, and the other from the Protestant Earl of Arran, who was next in line to the throne. Beaton's claim was based on a version of the late king's will that his opponents dismissed as a forgery. Arran, with the support of his friends and relations, became the regent until 1554 when Mary's mother managed to remove and succeed him.
 Timeline (16)
12/08/1542-Mary Stuart (aka Mary, Queen of Scots) is born at Linlithgow Palace in Scotland
09/10/1547-English demand Edward VI, 10, wed Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, 5 
08/15/1548-Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, (6) arrives in France 
04/24/1558-Queen Mary Stuart of Scotland marries crown prince Francis II of France
08/19/1561-Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, arrives in Leith Scotland to assume throne after spending 13 years in France
07/29/1565-Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, marries her cousin, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley
05/15/1567-Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots marries James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell
06/16/1567-Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, imprisoned in Loch Leven Castle prison Scotland
07/24/1567-Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, is forced to abdicate and 1-year-old James I (aka James VI) becomes King of Scotland
05/13/1568-Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, is defeated by English at battle of Langside
05/16/1568-Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, flees to England
10/05/1568-Conference of York begins: trial against Mary Stuart 
10/01/1569-Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, arrested and imprisoned for scheming to marry Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots 
10/14/1586-Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth I 
02/01/1587-English queen Elizabeth I signs Mary Stuart's death sentence
02/08/1587-Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, is beheaded
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Adam Blackwood
...Toulouse to study civil law, with the direct patronage of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots then in the French CourtBlackwood's...
Jean Decourt
...France. In 1567, he is recorded as court painter of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, although it is not clear if he...
Walter Devereux [2]
...of Chartley. He was entrusted with joint custody of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots in 1568, and appointed Lord Lieutenant...
Robert Dudley [1]
...Francis Walsingham. Although he refused to be married to Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, Dudley was for a long time...
Francis II of France
...of Scotland as a result of his willing marriage to Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, from 1558 until his death in 1560....
James Hamilton
a regent for Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. Initially a Protestant and a member of the pro-English party, in 1543 he was involved in negotiating the marriage...
James Hepburn
...his association with, abduction of, and marriage to Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, as her third and final husband....
Thomas Howard [2]
...commission at York in 1568 to hear evidence against Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots presented by Regent Moray, including...
Sir James Sempill
...Livingston, one of the "Four Marys", companions of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. Sempill was Ambassador to England...
Matthew Stewart [1]
...possessed a strong claim to the throne of Scotland should Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, an infant, pass away childless....
William Warner
...down to Warner's own time including the beheading of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. The chronicle is by no means continuous,...
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