Mary, Queen of Scots Photos

  • 1542, Dec. 8: Mary Stuart born at Linlithgow Palace.
  • 1542, Dec. 14: Father James V, King of Scots, dies & Mary becomes queen.
  • 1548: Mary sent to France while regents rule Scotland.
  • 1558: Mary marries Francis, dauphin of France, who becomes king in 1559 then dies in 1560.
  • 1561: Mary, widowed queen of France, returns to Scotland.
  • 1565: Mary marries Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley, her 19-year-old cousin.
  • 1566: Mary's Italian secretary, David Riccio/Rizzio, is murdered by Darnley & his friends.
  • 1566: Mary gives birth to James, later king of Scotland & England.
  • 1567: Mary's husband, Lord Darnley, is murdered
  • 1567: Mary weds James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell.
  • 1567: Mary is imprisoned at Lochleven Castle & is forced to abdicate.
  • 1567: Mary's one-year-old son James is crowned as James VI of Scotland.
  • 1568: Mary escapes from Lochleven Castle & flees to England.
  • 1568-87: Mary is held in various English prisons as she was considered sovereign of England by English Catholics & thereby a threat to Queen Elizabeth.
  • 1586: Mary is tried for conspiring to kill Queen Elizabeth.
  • 1587, Feb, 8: Mary is executed in Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire.
  • 1603: Queen Elizabeth I dies & Mary's child, James VI of Scotland, becomes James I of England.
  • 1603: King James moves Mary's body to Westminster Abbey.
  • To present: Mary, Queen of Scots, became an important symbol for Scotland.
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    James V portrait by unknown at National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Mary of Guise portrait by Corneille de Lyon at National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Oak door from Mary of Guise's house on Blyth's Close in Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Drawing room & private library with central portrait of James V & Queen Mary of Guise at Falkland Palace. Falkland, Scotland.
    James V (1512-42) (King of Scotland & father of Mary Queen of Scots) portrait (c1579) by unknown at National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Mary of Guise (1515-60) (Queen of King James V of Scotland & mother of Mary Queen of Scots) portrait (c1537) by Corneille de Lyon at National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Oak door from Mary of Guise's house (mid 16th C) on Blyth's Close in Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Drawing room & private library with central portrait of James V & Queen Mary of Guise at Falkland Palace. Falkland, Scotland.
    Gate leading to Linlithgow Palace beside tower of St. Michael Church. Linlithgow, Scotland.Linlithgow Palace birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. Linlithgow, Scotland.Carved hexagonal fountain in courtyard of Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.Stairwell tower in corner of courtyard of Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.
    Gate leading to Linlithgow Palace beside tower of St. Michael Church. Linlithgow, Scotland.Linlithgow Palace (c1424-1624 with 5 building periods) birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots (Dec. 8, 1542). Linlithgow, Scotland.Carved hexagonal fountain (c1538) in courtyard of Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.Stairwell tower in corner of courtyard of Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.
    Mary Queen of Scots portrait after François Clouet at National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Copy of drawing of Mary Queen of Scots after François Clouet in royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Drawing of Mary Queen of Scots at Traquair House. Scotland.Ceramic wedding vase topped by crown with miniature portraits of Mary Stuart & Francis II King of France in great hall at Glamis Castle. Angus, Scotland.
    Mary Queen of Scots (1542-87) portrait (19th C) after François Clouet at National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Copy of drawing of Mary Queen of Scots (c1560) after François Clouet in royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Drawing of Mary Queen of Scots at Traquair House. Scotland.Ceramic wedding vase (c1558) topped by crown with miniature portraits of Mary Stuart & Francis II King of France in great hall at Glamis Castle. Angus, Scotland.
    Oldest surviving tower of Holyrood Palace begun under James V, was home to his daughter Mary Queen of Scots, now her museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley portrait by Hans Eworth at National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Lord Darnley, Henry Stuart portrait at Provand's Lordship. Glasgow, Scotland.Portraits of Mary's secretary David Rizzio & her son's regent James Stewart, Earl of Moray at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland.
    Oldest surviving tower (1528) of Holyrood Palace begun under James V, was home to his daughter Mary Queen of Scots, now her museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545-67) (murdered husband of Mary Queen of Scots) portrait (1555) by Hans Eworth at National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Lord Darnley, Henry Stuart portrait (date unknown) at Provand's Lordship. Glasgow, Scotland.Portraits of Mary's secretary David Rizzio & her son's regent James Stewart, Earl of Moray at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland.
    King James VI & I birth chamber in Mary Queen of Scots royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Portraits of Mary & 2nd husband Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland.King's room with bed once used by Mary Queen of Scots at Traquair House. Scotland.Carving detail on cradle used by Mary Queen of Scots for her baby son King James VI of Scotland at Traquair House. Scotland.
    King James VI & I birth chamber in Mary Queen of Scots royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Portraits of Mary & 2nd husband Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland.King's room with bed once used by Mary Queen of Scots at Traquair House. Scotland.Carving detail on cradle used by Mary Queen of Scots for her baby son King James VI of Scotland at Traquair House. Scotland.
    Mary Queen of Scots House run as museum by Historic Scotland. Jedburgh, Scotland.Stone house in which Mary Queen of Scots is said to have stayed in 1566. Jedburgh, Scotland.Mary Queen of Scots' shoe said to have discarded when heel broke during Jedburgh visit at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland.Arched ceiling of Mary Queen of Scots recreated bedchamber at Falkland Palace. Falkland, Scotland.
    Mary Queen of Scots House run as museum by Historic Scotland (HES). Jedburgh, Scotland.Stone house (late 16th C) in which Mary Queen of Scots is said to have stayed in 1566. Jedburgh, Scotland.Mary Queen of Scots' shoe said to have discarded when heel broke during Jedburgh visit at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland.Arched ceiling of Mary Queen of Scots recreated bedchamber at Falkland Palace. Falkland, Scotland.
    Thunderton House has hosted Mary, Queen of Scots & Bonnie Prince Charlie. Elgin, Scotland.Thunderton House has hosted Mary, Queen of Scots & Bonnie Prince Charlie. Elgin, Scotland.Abdication of Mary Queen of Scots at Lochleven Castle painting by Thomas Miles Richardson at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland.Abdication of Mary, Queen of Scots painting by Gavin Hamilton at Hunterian Art Gallery. Glasgow, Scotland.
    Thunderton House has hosted Mary, Queen of Scots & Bonnie Prince Charlie. Elgin, Scotland.Thunderton House has hosted Mary, Queen of Scots & Bonnie Prince Charlie. Elgin, Scotland.Abdication of Mary Queen of Scots at Lochleven Castle painting (19th C) by Thomas Miles Richardson at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland.Abdication of Mary, Queen of Scots painting (1765-73) by Gavin Hamilton at Hunterian Art Gallery. Glasgow, Scotland.
    Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots painting by Robert Herdman at Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Glasgow, Scotland.Portraits of William Cecil, Lord Burghley & Queen Elizabeth I at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland.Mary Queen of Scots hand-painted death mask at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland.Silver communions set inscribed as presented to Maria Stuart Queen of Scotland at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland.
    Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots painting (1867) by Robert Herdman at Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Glasgow, Scotland.Portraits of William Cecil, Lord Burghley & Queen Elizabeth I at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland.Mary Queen of Scots hand-painted death mask at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland.Silver communions set (1586) inscribed as presented to Maria Stuart Queen of Scotland at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland.
    Rosary & crucifix which belonged to Mary Queen of Scots at Traquair House. Scotland.White satin bag which belonged to Mary Queen of Scots at Traquair House. Scotland.Purse which belonged to Mary Queen of Scots at Traquair House. Scotland.Shoe which belonged to Mary Queen of Scots at Traquair House. Scotland.
    Rosary & crucifix which belonged to Mary Queen of Scots at Traquair House. Scotland.White satin bag which belonged to Mary Queen of Scots at Traquair House. Scotland.Purse which belonged to Mary Queen of Scots at Traquair House. Scotland.Shoe which belonged to Mary Queen of Scots at Traquair House. Scotland.
    Embroidered bed hanging prob. worked by Mary Queen of Scots in the Lennox room at Scone Palace. Perth, Scotland.Embroidered bed hanging prob. worked by Mary Queen of Scots in the Lennox room at Scone Palace. Perth, Scotland.Embroidered wall hanging of Justice & Mercy commissioned by Mary Queen of Scots in the Lennox room at Scone Palace. Perth, Scotland.Replica of embroidery by Mary Queen of Scots made during her exile in England at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
    Embroidered bed hanging prob. worked by Mary Queen of Scots in the Lennox room at Scone Palace. Perth, Scotland.Embroidered bed hanging prob. worked by Mary Queen of Scots in the Lennox room at Scone Palace. Perth, Scotland.Embroidered wall hanging of Justice & Mercy commissioned by Mary Queen of Scots in the Lennox room at Scone Palace. Perth, Scotland.Replica of embroidery by Mary Queen of Scots made during her exile in England at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
    Detail of replica of embroidery by Mary Queen of Scots made during her exile in England at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Miniature portrait of Mary Queen of Scots at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland.Mary Queen of Scots portrait prob. George Jamieson but not accurate likeness at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland.Antwerp portrait of Mary Queen of Scots at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland.
    Detail of replica of embroidery by Mary Queen of Scots made during her exile in England at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Miniature portrait (late 19th C) of Mary Queen of Scots at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland.Mary Queen of Scots portrait (1635) prob. George Jamieson but not accurate likeness at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland.Antwerp portrait (19th C copy) of Mary Queen of Scots at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland.
    Portrait of Mary Queen of Scots at Thirlestane Castle. Scotland.Portrait of Mary Queen of Scots by Scottish School at Glamis Castle. Angus, Scotland.Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots portrait at Provand's Lordship. Glasgow, Scotland.Mary Queen of Scots portrait by unknown at National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
    Portrait of Mary Queen of Scots at Thirlestane Castle. Scotland.Portrait of Mary Queen of Scots (16thC) by Scottish School at Glamis Castle. Angus, Scotland.Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots portrait (late 1800s/ early 1900s) at Provand's Lordship. Glasgow, Scotland.Mary Queen of Scots (1542-87) portrait (1610-5) by unknown at National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
    Mary Queen of Scots souvenir medal at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland.Chapel Royal stained glass arms of Mary Queen of Scots at Falkland Palace. Falkland, Scotland.Mary Queen of Scots coat-of-arms in Queen's bedchamber at Falkland Palace. Falkland, Scotland.Modern carved wood sculpture by John Donaldson who recreated Stirling Heads shows relationship between James V & Mary of Guise in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.
    Mary Queen of Scots souvenir medal (19th C) at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland.Chapel Royal stained glass arms of Mary Queen of Scots at Falkland Palace. Falkland, Scotland.Mary Queen of Scots coat-of-arms in Queen's bedchamber at Falkland Palace. Falkland, Scotland.Modern carved wood sculpture by John Donaldson who recreated Stirling Heads shows relationship between James V & Mary of Guise in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.
    Paintings of people in life of Mary Queen of Scots at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland.


    Paintings of people in life of Mary Queen of Scots at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland.



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