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Mary Queen of Scots; Born Mary Stuart at Linlithgow, 8 Dec 1542; died at Fotheringay, 8 Feb 1587. She was the only legitimate child of James V of Scotland. His death (14 Dec) followed immediately after her birth, and she became queen when only 6 days old. (pic: by Federico Zuccari).

1575 Portrait of a royal lady traditionally identified with Mary, Queen of Scots.The Devonshire Collection, Traditionally attributed to Federico Zuccari (or Zuccaro) and after to Alonso Sánchez Coello.

Mary Queen of Scots bedroom in Holyroodhouse Palace. Queen Victoria made sure that Mary Queen of Scots' bedroom and outer chamber were diligently preserved exactly the way it was left by Mary. It was in the outer chamber that Mary's beloved assistant David Rizzo was brutally murdered by her husband in front of her face. David was ripped from behind Mary's skirts and dragged across the floor before he was murdered.

Mary Queen of Scots bedroom in Holyroodhouse Palace. Queen Victoria made sure that Mary Queen of Scots' bedroom and outer chamber were diligently preserved exactly the way it was left by Mary.

The Darnley Jewel - Mary, Queen of Scots

The Darnley or Lennox Jewel It is said to have been commissioned by Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox for her husband Matthew Stewart, Earl of Lennox and Regent of Scotland, who fell in battle in 1571 all-things-tudor

Death mask of Mary Queen of Scots. She was very beautiful and it is said that Queen Elizabeth was jealous of her beauty.

Death mask of Mary Queen of Scots. She was very beautiful and it is said that Queen Elizabeth was jealous of her beauty. I've read a book about the Queen of scots- er, rather her fool. It was a historical fiction, though, called The Queen's Own Fool

Sapphire ring of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Sapphire ring of Mary, Queen of Scots - This historic ring has a fine table-cut sapphire set on a gold hoop with an inscription on the back of the bezel which reads ‘Sent by Queen Mary of Scotland at her death’.

Prayer book and rosary carried by Mary Queen of Scots to her execution.

Mary, Queen of Scots' prayer book and prayer beads that she took to her execution

Mary, Queen of Scots, was one of the most fascinating and controversial monarchs of 16th century Europe. At one time, she claimed the crowns of four nations - Scotland, France, England and Ireland. Her physical beauty and kind heart were acknowledged even by her enemies. Yet she lacked the political skills to rule successfully in Scotland.

Mary, queen of Scots, in an official portrait at the Blairs Museum – The Museum of Scotland’s Catholic Heritage.This striking portrait of Mary was painted during her brief adult rule in Scotland.

Adelaide Kane as Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots in Reign (TV Series, 2013).

The Top 30 Dresses Queen Mary Wore On The CW's "Reign"

the-garden-of-delights: “Adelaide Kane as Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots in Reign (TV Series, ”

The most famous book of hours was given to Mary, Queen of Scots by her uncle, the Duc de Guise, when she was still betrothed to the Dauphin, the future Frances II. It was created and beautifully illuminated in France in the second quarter of the 15th century. On blank pages and of the margins there are many notes,written by Mary herself. It is said that she took this very book to the scaffold with her.

Mary Stuart’s personal breviary, which she took with her to the scaffold, is preserved in the Russian National Library of St. Inscriptions by her hand may be seen on the margins.

Facebook News Feed History of the World: Protestant Reformation Through Queen Elizabeth I (Page 4) - CollegeHumor Post

Facebook News Feed History of the World: Protestant Reformation Through Queen Elizabeth I

Chemise belonging to Mary, Queen of Scots in which she was executed at Fotheringhay Castle. Inscribed on the bodice in red and dated Feb 11 1587.

Chemise belonging to Mary, Queen of Scots in which she was executed at Fotheringhay Castle. Of fine linen with drawn thread borders inscribed on the bodice in red and dated Feb 11 National Trust Collections, UK.