Reign of Mary Queen of Scots (75 words)

Historical Context Note

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Following the death of James V at Falkland Palace in the aftermath of his army's defeat at the Battle of Solway Moss, his six-day-old daughter Mary accedes to the throne. She is to become known as Mary Queen of Scots, and was to have a tumultuous reign. This was evident from the outset: the regency was claimed by two rival political figures, Cardinal Beaton and the next heir to the throne, the Earl of Arran.

Editors. "Reign of Mary Queen of Scots". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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