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  8 Dec 1542  CEMary Queen of Scots was born. She became the Queen of England when she was a week old, but was forced to abdicate her throne to her son because she had become a Catholic. She was executed for plotting against Elizabeth I.
  9 Sep 1543  CEMary, Queen of Scots, was crowned.
    1548  CEMary Queen of the Scots, who was engaged to the Dauphin, landed in France at age six.
 24 Apr 1558  CEMary, Queen of Scots, married the French dauphin, Francis, who later became Francis II of France.
    1560  CEKing Francis II of France died and was succeeded by Charles IX. Francis' widow, Mary Queen of Scots decided to return to Scotland.
    1565  CEMary Queen of Scots married Henry, Lord Darnley.
  9 Feb 1567  CELord Darnley, the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, was murdered in his sick-bed in a house in Edinburgh when the house blows up.
 16 Jun 1567  CEMary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned in Lochleven Castle in Scotland.
 24 Jul 1567  CEMary, Queen of Scots, was forced to abdicate her throne to her 1-year-old son James VI.
    1567  CEMary, Queen of Scots marries James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell.
 18 May 1568  CEMary Queen of Scots flees to England expecting protection but Queen Elizabeth imprisoned her.
 19 May 1568  CEMary Queen of Scots (1542-1587) is defeated by the Protestant confederate lords at the battle of Langside.
   Jun 1568  CEEnglish queen Elizabeth I arrests and imprisons Mary Queen of Scots.
    1586  CEMary Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth I.
  1 Feb 1587  CEElizabeth I, Queen of England, signed the Warrant of Execution for Mary Queen of Scots.
  8 Feb 1587  CEMary, Queen of Scots was beheaded in Fotheringhay Castle for her alleged part in the conspiracy to usurp Elizabeth I.
 
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