Reign of Mary Queen of Scots

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Historical Context Note


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.

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Citation:
Editors. "Reign of Mary Queen of Scots". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=695, accessed 04 September 2015.]


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