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Mary Queen of Scots - Timeline


1542   Birth of Mary Stuart

1542   Death of James V

1543   Treaty of Greenwich

1543   Mary Stuart crowned Queen, 9 September

1544   Beginning of Rough Wooing

1547   Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, 10 September

1548   Mary Queen of Scots sails to France

1554   Marie de Guise appointed Regent in Scotland

1558   Marriage to Dauphin Francis, 24 April

1558   Death of Queen Mary I of England

1558   Elizabeth crowned Queen of England

1559   Death of King Henri II of France

1559   Mary becomes Queen Consort of France

1560   Death of Marie de Guise

1560   Treaty of Edinburgh

1560   Death of King Francis II of France

1561   Mary Queen of Scots returns to Scotland

1565   Marriage to Lord Darnley, 29 July

1566   Murder of David Rizzio, 9 March

1566   Birth of James VI, 19 June

1567   Murder of Lord Darnley, 10 February

1567   Ainslie Tavern Bond

1567   Marriage to the Earl of Bothwell, 15 May

1567   Mary surrenders to the Lords of the Congregation at Carberry Hill, 15 June

1567   Mary imprisoned in Lochleven Castle

1567   Mary forced to abdicate

1568   Mary escapes Lochleven Castle, 2 May

1568   Battle of Langside, 13 May

1568   Mary arrives in England, 16 May

1569   Conference of York-Westminster concludes its inquiry

1586   Babington Plot

1586   Trial of Mary Queen of Scots

1586   Sentenced to death, 25 October

1587   Queen Elizabeth I signs Mary’s death warrant, 1 February

1587   Mary Queen of Scots executed, 8 February