The Tudor Society

December 8 – Mary, Queen of Scots is born

On this day in Tudor history, 8th December 1542, Marie de Guise, second wife of King James V of Scotland, gave birth to a healthy baby girl at Linlithgow Palace in Scotland. The little girl was baptised Mary and when she was just six days old, she became Queen of Scotland and is known as Mary Stuart (Stewart) or Mary, Queen of Scots.

Find out about the life of Mary, Queen of Scots, including her three marriages, abdication, imprisonment and downfall...

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December 8 – Mary, Queen of Scots is born