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Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587), Reigned 1542-67

Sitter associated with 144 portraits
The daughter of James V of Scotland and Mary of Guise, Mary spent her childhood in France, marrying Francis II in 1558, but following his early death she returned to Scotland, ruling for seven years. Her marriage to Lord Darnley produced her only child, later James I of England and VI of Scotland, but ended in Darnley's murder in 1567. Mary later married the Earl of Bothwell who was implicated in Darnley's death. She was forced to abdicate in favour of her son and fled to England. As Elizabeth's immediate heir to the throne she became the focus for a Roman Catholic rebellion and was a continual threat to the future of Protestant England. In 1586 she was declared guilty of treason and executed in 1587.

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D25088

Mary, Queen of Scots

by George Vertue
line engraving, early to mid 18th century
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D25089

Mary, Queen of Scots

by James Hulett
line engraving, possibly early to mid 18th century
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D42340

Unknown sitter, called Mary, Queen of Scots

by John Simon, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1715-1720
NPG D42340

D42339

Unknown sitter, called Mary, Queen of Scots

by John Simon, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1715-1720
NPG D42339

D13130

Unknown sitter, called Mary, Queen of Scots

by John Simon, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1715-1720
NPG D13130

D31821

The Monument of Mary, Queen of Scots in Westminster Abbey

by Claude du Bosc, after Hubert-François Gravelot (né Bourguignon)
line engraving, circa 1720-1746
NPG D31821

D25085

Mary, Queen of Scots

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1725
NPG D25085

D25087

Mary, Queen of Scots

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1729
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D25074

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Harrerarn
etching and line engraving, possibly mid 18th century
NPG D25074

D25076

Mary, Queen of Scots

by J. Fraser
line engraving, possibly mid to late 18th century
NPG D25076

D25077

Mary, Queen of Scots

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly mid 18th century
NPG D25077

D25079

Mary, Queen of Scots

by John Hall
line engraving, possibly mid to late 18th century
NPG D25079

D25080

Mary, Queen of Scots

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly mid to late 18th century
NPG D25080

D10549

Unknown sitter, formerly known as Mary, Queen of Scots

by Robert Sheppard, after Isaac Oliver
line engraving, published 1733
NPG D10549

D31820

Mary, Queen of Scots

by George Vertue, after Nicholas Hilliard
line engraving, 1735
NPG D31820

D25047

Mary, Queen of Scots

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1735
NPG D25047