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MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS AND THE SCOTTISH REFORMATION
By Nelle Solange
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS MARY STUART MARY I OF SCOTLAND
The only legitimate child of King James V of Scotland.
She acceded to the throne when she was six days old.
She spent most of her childhood in France while Scotland was ruled by “regents”
A person appointed to administer a state because the monarchs is minor.
Mary married Francis II in 1558 (the French King´s son)
1561- She returned to Scotland as Queen and Widow.
She was Catholic
During her time in France, Scotland had become officially and popularly PROTESTANT.
Supported friendship with ENGLAND for both political reasons economic reasons
Financially the Scotish monarch could take over the great wealth of the Church in Scotland.
The yearly income of the Church in Scotland had been twice that of the monarch.
The Scots were careful not to give the monarch authority over “The Kirk”
New Protestant Scottish Church.
More democratic organisation than the English Church
It had no bishops.
It was governed by a General Assembly.
It taught the importance of personal belief and the study of the
Spreaded the idea that education was important for everyone in
Protestantism spread quickly through the Scottish universities
The new Kirk dislikes Mary and her French catholicism.
Mary made it clear she would not try to bring back Catholicism and for any reason she would gave the Kirk reasons for opposing her.
Four years after she returned to Scotland, she married her first cousin, Henry Stuart- Lord Darnley.
Lord Darnley an English Catholic.
Tired of him Mary agree to his murder and married the murderer Bothwell.
The English government did not look forward to the possibility of Mary succeding Elizabeth as queen.
By her behaviour Mary destroyed her chance of inheriting the English throne.
She was captured and imprisoned.
In 1568 she escaped to England where she was held by Elizabeth for 19 years.
Finally she was executed.