Mary of Guise


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Mary of Guise

(gēz), 1515–60, queen consort of James V of Scotland and regent for her daughter, Mary Queen of ScotsMary Queen of Scots
(Mary Stuart), 1542–87, only child of James V of Scotland and Mary of Guise. Through her grandmother Margaret Tudor, Mary had the strongest claim to the throne of England after the children of Henry VIII.
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. The daughter of Claude de Lorraine, duc de GuiseGuise
, influential ducal family of France. The First Duke of Guise

The family was founded as a cadet branch of the ruling house of Lorraine by Claude de Lorraine, 1st duc de Guise, 1496–1550, who received the French fiefs of his father, René II, duke
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, she was also known as Mary of Lorraine. Before her marriage (1538) to James V she had been married (1534) to Louis d'Orléans, 2d duc de Longueville, who died in 1537. When James died (1542), shortly after his daughter's birth, James HamiltonHamilton, James, 2d earl of Arran,
d. 1575, Scottish nobleman; son of James Hamilton, 1st earl of Arran. After the death (1542) of James V, he stood next in line to the throne after the infant Mary Queen of Scots.
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, 2d earl of Arran, became regent. He negotiated (1543) the betrothal of the infant Queen Mary to Prince Edward (later Edward VI) of England, but the queen mother persuaded the Scottish Parliament to repudiate the agreement. After the outbreak of war with England, Mary of Guise arranged the betrothal of her daughter to the French dauphin, and the young queen was sent to France. By 1554, with French aid, Mary of Guise had replaced the ineffectual Arran as regent, and she made no secret of her desire to bring France and Scotland together. Meanwhile, Protestantism was spreading rapidly in Scotland, and Mary, though at first conciliatory toward the reformers, began a campaign of suppression. In 1559 the Protestants, exhorted by John KnoxKnox, John,
1514?–1572, Scottish religious reformer, founder of Scottish Presbyterianism. Early Career as a Reformer

Little is recorded of his life before 1545. He probably attended St. Andrews Univ.
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, rose against the regent and declared her deposed. Mary received French aid, but the Protestants, allied with the English, proved the stronger force. The civil war was concluded shortly after Mary's death by the Treaty of Edinburgh (1560), which ended the French domination of Scotland and opened the way for the establishment of the Protestant church.
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Mary of Guise was left mourning at Linlithgow Palace - a widow for the second time in five years and this time in a foreign land - with her six-day-old daughter Mary, Queen of Scots.
Born in 1542, the daughter of Catholic James V of Scotland and his French wife, Mary of Guise, the young Mary was very soon proclaimed Queen of Scotland on the early death of her father.
The Flower Reader by Elizabeth Loupas In June 1560, Mary of Guise, Queen Regent of Scotland, is close to death when she demands to be left alone with her foster child Rinette Leslie.
the Catholic party, led by the Queen Dowager, Mary of Guise and the
Jansen begins her study with a chapter on Knox, who considered himself one of "God's messenger[s]" in the Blast he wrote against women's rule, particularly Mary I, Mary of Guise, and Mary Stuart.
In 1538, James V of Scotland had married Mary of Guise, a French noblewoman.
This made him unpopular with yet another queen, Mary, Queen of Scots, and her French mother and regent, Mary of Guise.
So you assume that anything in that area was a secure zone, and that Mary of Guise - her mother - wouldn't have allowed anything in there that wasn't meant to be there," he said.
Visitors will see how the Renaissance masterpiece would have looked after King James V began building it in 1538 as a residence for himself and his French queen, Mary of Guise, mother of Mary Queen of Scots.
French interests also came into play; the Scottish King James V married a French noblewoman, Mary of Guise, in 1536.
For example, several strategically placed candles on the table light the dinner at which Walsingham convinces Mary of Guise to join with him in betraying Elizabeth.
Mary of Guise (Fanny Ardant), the French-born queen of Scotland, is moving south with a formidable army.