The death of Mary of Guise, Queen Dowager and Regent of Scotland,
dramatically changes the political situation in the country. With
the death only a few months later of Mary Queen of Scots' French
husband Francis II, Mary returned to Scotland to take up the task
of reigning. Although she rejected the Treaty of Edinburgh made in
her absence, which promised the retreat of French troops from
Scotland and recognised Elizabeth I as Queen of England, she did
tolerate the newly dominant Protestant ascendancy in the country,
and put together a Privy Council composed mostly of Protestants.
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Editors. "Mary of Guise, Queen Dowager of Scotland dies". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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