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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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 30 April 2017.]
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