King François II Photos

French King François II reigned 1559-1560. François II, son of Henry II and Catherine de' Medici, was married at Age 15 to Mary, Queen of Scots, Age 16, who had been his fiancée and lived at the French court since she was Age 5. The arrangement had been intended to give French royalty a hold on the crowns of both Scotland and England. However, François II, always a sickly child, died after about a year on the throne, and Mary, Queen of Scots, returned to Scotland shortly thereafter.

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François II painting at Blois Chateau. Blois, France.Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland & France painting after François Clouet at Blois Chateau. Blois, France.Mary Queen of Scots portrait after François Clouet at National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
François II painting (17thC) at Blois Chateau. Blois, France.Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland & France painting (early 17thC) after François Clouet at Blois Chateau. Blois, France.Mary Queen of Scots (1542-87) portrait (19th C) after François Clouet at National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.

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