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The Tudor Society

9 September – Mary, Queen of Scots is crowned and the Battle of Flodden

On this day in Tudor history, 9th September 1543, the 30th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden, Mary, Queen of Scots, was crowned queen at the Chapel Royal of Stirling Castle. Mary was just nine months old.

Find out more about how Mary came to the throne, her coronation ceremony, in which Mary howled, and how she was already promised in marriage to Henry VIII's son, the future Edward VI...

You can find out more about Mary, Queen of Scots’ very eventful life in my Mary, Queen of Scots playlist:

Also on this day in Tudor history, 9th September 1513, while Catherine of Aragon was acting as regent for Henry VIII, who was campaigning in France, English and Scottish forces clashed at the bloody Battle of Flodden.

The Scots were defeated and King James IV was killed, but what happened to his body? Find out...

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9 September – Mary, Queen of Scots is crowned and the Battle of Flodden