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Francis II, of France, was the first husband of Mary, Queen of Scots. The pair married when they were teenagers, and Francis became King at Son of King . The relationship between Queen Mary Stuart and King Francis II. With Lola's advice, Francis allowed Mary to be with Condé, hoping that she would change. She married thrice, tried to kill the queen and we can't get enough of her. Mary, Queen of Scots has been dead for years. In some ways the different adaptations seem to be about different people: there's she was five, Francis was a sickly prince unsuitable for television, and Sebastian didn't exist.
They had a son, James, in —but first, when Mary was seven months pregnant, Henry, who was a drunk, and several cohorts stabbed Mary's private secretary and confidante, David Riccio, to death. In fact, quite a few people had it out for Riccio, who was stabbed 56 times, including Mary's half-brother. People had it out for Henry, too, for that matter, not trusting that he wasn't plotting to overthrow the queen himself.
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Suffice it to say, Mary didn't much trust Henry after that. He had claimed innocence and fingered his collaborators for the plot; Mary had sworn to avenge Riccio's death, but ended up pardoning the killers, meaning they could return from exile in England—with the full knowledge that Henry had turned on them. Photos Every Time Meghan Markle Has Broken Royal Protocol Henry Stuart was 21 when he was killed in at Kirk o' Field in Edinburgh—the house he was staying in while recovering from a bout of smallpox was blown up, killing a servant.
Mary was shocked and saddened by her husband's violent death, but there was speculation that she knew that a plot against his life was being formulated, and was disinclined to find out too much. Four of Bothwell's servants were tried, found guilty, and drawn and quartered.
Outraged by her seeming disregard for her station in life and her subjects, the Scottish confederate lords deemed Mary an adulteress and a murderer. She was locked up in Loch Leven castle, where she miscarried twins. Upon threat of death, she was forced to abdicate her throne to her then 1-year-old son, and her father's illegitimate son, her half-brother James Stuart, 1st Earl of Moray, was named regent to rule as he'd always wanted.
He was excommunicated by the Catholic church and Elizabeth was forever haunted by the idea that the tide could shift in favor of nullifying her parents' brief marriage, rendering her birth illegitimate. Mary I obviously was a militant Catholic, but Elizabeth ruled as a Protestant, much to her fellow Protestants' satisfaction. Mary, Queen of Scots was a Catholic, much to the Catholics' satisfaction.
When it came to who should rule England, Elizabeth did have her pure English blood lines going for her, while Mary was born to a French mother and Scottish father, but there was a sizable pro-Mary faction in England. Even after her reign imploded, Scotland's thrice-married queen kept them up at night.
Photos 's Biggest Celebrity Feuds Meanwhile, just because you're paranoid doesn't mean you aren't being watched: She had the time. Upon arrival in England, Mary was immediately taken into custody, albeit genteelly. Despite the security around Mary, presided over by one of the few people Elizabeth really trusted, the Earl of Shrewsbury, connected people such as Howard and Ridolfi were able to get messages to the Scot.
The Ridolfi plot was sussed out by Elizabeth's right-hand men, and Howard was arrested, found guilty of high treason and eventually beheaded. Incidentally, King Philip II, Elizabeth's old ally ishwasn't particularly onboard with the plan, knowing firsthand how mighty the English army was and just what a to-do sending troops to overthrow the queen would be for Spain.
Nor did she particularly want to set a precedent for regicide—one royal executing another—that could be used against fellow monarchs, or perhaps herself, down the road. Moray had promised her that if she crushed the Huntly rebellion Elizabeth would look favourably on her claim - and she believed him.
But even with Huntly dead, Elizabeth refused to meet her. Mary had trusted her older half-brother, but he had simply used her to destroy a personal enemy and, in the process, further the Protestant cause.
It was a turning point; Mary no longer trusted Moray and the Protestant lords and now turned, or returned, to the Catholic ticket. It is generally believed that Bothwell was absent from Scotland during the crucial next two years when Mary began to take matters into her own hands.
But Randolph's reports point unexpectedly to Bothwell's continuing influence. The upshot of meetings such as this one was that Mary chose Henry, Lord Darnley, as her new husband. By marrying Darnley, Mary hoped to strengthen the Catholic cause and enhance her claim to the English throne.
The wedding took place at the Chapel Royal at Holyrood on 29 JulyMary wearing black, as befitted a widow.
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Moray and some of the Protestant lords rebelled in protest, but were eventually driven into England by royal troops led by the Earls of Lennox and Bothwell, the latter having been recalled from France for the occasion. Bothwell was now at the height of his powers, a leading member of Mary's new - and largely Catholic - council. The only fly in the ointment was Darnley. He spent little time with the Queen and even less on the affairs of state, preferring to hunt, hawk, drink and keep low company.
Gradually the Queen fell out of love. But Darnley had done one thing right: Top Alone and defenceless The remaining Protestant lords saw Darnley as the weak link.
They told him that Mary's Italian secretary, a former musician named David Rizzio, had too much influence at court. Because he was Mary's lover. The jealous and gullible Darnley believed them, and agreed to take part in Rizzio's murder.
He also agreed to uphold the Protestant religion, and to the return from exile of the other Protestant lords. There has never been any evidence that Mary was having an affair with Rizzio. If she had been, Randolph would have known, yet he does not mention it in any of his reports to Cecil. She spent days in her chamber weeping, close to nervous collapse. Nevertheless, on 9 MarchMary was having a small supper party in her private apartments, with Rizzio and five close friends, when Darnley and a group of Protestant nobles burst in.
They dragged Rizzio from the table and into the next room - where they stabbed him 56 times. Bothwell had also been a target, but he managed to climb out of a window and descape to Dunbar. Alone and defenceless, Mary decided that her only hope was Darnley. Two nights after the murder she went to his room and convinced him that the Protestant lords were using him. Soon he was begging her forgiveness and together they escaped to Dunbar, where Bothwell was gathering an army.
They returned to Edinburgh with the army and forced the murderers to flee. But Mary never really recovered. She could never forgive Darnley.
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The only person she now trusted was Bothwell. He had been strangled or suffocated. Her month-old son, James, was now king.
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For all this, Mary is in some ways a very modern figure—which may explain the flurry of interest. And her fortitude is impressive. On her return to Scotland, the Catholic monarch found a nation dominated by Protestants, with feuding lords and clan leaders unhappy at the idea of sharing power with a teenaged queen.
To Forsyth, she was a revelation. And when she led her troops into battle, she was at the front with the breastplate and a metal helmet.