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Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots (Mary Stuart, 1542-87) had a most unfortunate, tragic life. She became queen of Scotland just six days after her birth. She married three times. Her mother and first husband died in the same year, when she was only eighteen. Her second husband was murdered, probably by her third husband…

After nineteen years of house arrest in England, she was finally found guilty of treason against her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. She is said to have told the executioner at her beheading, “I forgive you with all my heart, for now, I hope, you shall make an end of all my troubles.”

Her son, James, went on to become King after the death of Elizabeth sixteen years later