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Queen Mary Of The Scotts Essay

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There have many King and Queens throughout the centuries of the world. Some even still remain today, like Queen Elizabeth of England. Rulers, as some people would call them were seen as a public figure as in some cases even as gods. Some even were considered cruel beyond all belief, one ruler was even nicknamed Bloody Mary because of how cruel she was. The Ruler I’m going to talk about is cousins to that ruler but her name is Queen Mary of the Scotts
“She was the only surviving child of King James V Of Scotland, who died when she was at the age of 6 days old making her fall in line to throne (“Mary I” 1 Britannica).” “At the age of 5 her mother saw it fit to send Mary to ...view middle of the document...

It’s intriguing how she actually liked her “Husband” in most arranged marriages theres usually a conflict between the two people. I still find it weird she married her cousin but back then it didn’t matter as long as they had “Royal Blood” they all seemed not to care.
Mary soon returned to Scotland in 1561, but became aware that her sheltered life she lived in France made her unequipped to cope the series of problems she faced in Scotland. “While Mary herself was a Roman Catholic, the official religion of Scotland had been reformed to Protestantism in her absence, and she thus represented to many, including the leading Calvinist preacher John Knox, a foreign queen of an alien religion” (“Mary” 6 Britannica). The Scots considered her not there true queen as she had been raised in France. They isolated her and treated her as if she were not there ruler. “Nor were all the Scots averse to the spectacle of a pretty young queen creating a graceful court life and enjoying her progresses round the country” (“Mary” Britannica). The Scotts still doubted her as a Queen primarily on her polices and what she was trying to create in her court. Many believed she will crash and burn and take Scotland along with her.
Queen Mary Second marriage was on July 1565 to her Cousin Henry Stewart earl of Darnley, this marriage is said to what help fuel and start her downfall. Many believe that if she didn’t marry Henry that she might have been a very powerful leader. “Mary married the handsome Darnley recklessly for love. It was a disastrous choice because by her marriage she antagonized all the elements...

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