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September 9 – Mary, Queen of Scots is crowned

On this day in Tudor history, 9th September 1543, nine-month-old Mary, Queen of Scots, was crowned queen at the Chapel Royal of Stirling Castle.

It was the 30th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden and the death of Mary's grandfather, King James IV of Scotland.

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:

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September 9 – Mary, Queen of Scots is crowned