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Mary, Queen of Scots (1542–1587)

Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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The 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.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London


Date

1870

Medium

plaster

Measurements

H 27.9 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

307b

Acquisition method

acquired, 1870

Work type

Bust


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