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Mary, Queen of Scots

(1542-1587), Reigned 1542-67

Sitter associated with 151 portraits
Daughter of James V of Scotland and Mary of Guise, Mary spent her childhood in France, marrying Francis II in 1558. 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. Forced to abdicate in favour of her son, she fled to England. As Elizabeth's immediate heir to the throne, she became the focus for Roman Catholic rebellion and was a continual threat to the future of Protestant England. Declared guilty of treason in 1586, she was executed the following year.

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Mary, Queen of Scots, by John Hall - NPG D25079

Mary, Queen of Scots

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

Mary, Queen of Scots, after Unknown artist - NPG D25080

Mary, Queen of Scots

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

Unknown sitter, formerly known as Mary, Queen of Scots, by Robert Sheppard, after  Isaac Oliver - NPG D10549

Unknown sitter, formerly known as Mary, Queen of Scots

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

Mary, Queen of Scots, by George Vertue, after  Nicholas Hilliard - NPG D31820

Mary, Queen of Scots

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

Unknown woman formerly known as Mary, Queen of Scots, by Jacobus Houbraken, after  Isaac Oliver - NPG D13127

Unknown woman formerly known as Mary, Queen of Scots

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Isaac Oliver
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D13127

Unknown sitter, formerly known as Mary, Queen of Scots, by John Keyse Sherwin, after  Unknown artist - NPG D10545

Unknown sitter, formerly known as Mary, Queen of Scots

by John Keyse Sherwin, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, late 18th century
NPG D10545

Mary, Queen of Scots, by Edward Harding, after  Silvester (Sylvester) Harding - NPG D25053

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Edward Harding, after Silvester (Sylvester) Harding
stipple engraving, possibly late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D25053

Mary, Queen of Scots, possibly after Pieter van der Heyden - NPG D25056

Mary, Queen of Scots

possibly after Pieter van der Heyden
line engraving, perhaps late 18th-early 19th century
NPG D25056

Mary, Queen of Scots, by Francesco Bartolozzi, after  François Clouet - NPG D13124

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after François Clouet
stipple engraving, late 18th-early 19th century
NPG D13124

The Monument of Mary, Queen of Scots in Westminster Abbey, by John Goldar, after  Hubert-François Gravelot (né Bourguignon) - NPG D25068

The Monument of Mary, Queen of Scots in Westminster Abbey

by John Goldar, after Hubert-François Gravelot (né Bourguignon)
line engraving, published 7 October 1786
NPG D25068

The Monument of Mary, Queen of Scots in Westminster Abbey, by John Goldar, after  Hubert-François Gravelot (né Bourguignon) - NPG D42668

The Monument of Mary, Queen of Scots in Westminster Abbey

by John Goldar, after Hubert-François Gravelot (né Bourguignon)
line engraving, published 7 October 1786
NPG D42668

Mary, Queen of Scots, by John Keyse Sherwin, after  Federico Zuccaro - NPG D25075

Mary, Queen of Scots

by John Keyse Sherwin, after Federico Zuccaro
line engraving, 1788
NPG D25075

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