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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 Alexander Adam Inglis, after  Unknown artist - NPG D31827

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Alexander Adam Inglis, after Unknown artist
photograph of painting, circa 1907-1909 (circa 1610-1620)
NPG D31827

Mary, Queen of Scots, by Unknown artist - NPG D36117

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Unknown artist
wax impression from a seal, 1923 or before
NPG D36117

Mary, Queen of Scots, by PME? - NPG D6694

Mary, Queen of Scots

by PME?
pen and ink after a myricinius engraving
NPG D6694

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Mary, Queen of Scots

after Unknown artist
albumen print, 1850s-1860s
NPG Ax129157

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Mary, Queen of Scots

published by Balthasar Moncornet
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D20350

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Unknown woman formerly known as Mary, Queen of Scots

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Isaac Oliver
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D19623

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Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley; Mary, Queen of Scots

by Robert Dunkarton, published by Samuel Woodburn, after Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke)
mezzotint, published 1816
NPG D20253

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