Definition of Mary, Queen of Scots in English:

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Mary, Queen of Scots

(1542–87), daughter of James V; queen of Scotland 1542–67; queen consort of France 1559–60 as the wife of Francis II; known as Mary Stuart. A devout Catholic, she was unable to control her Protestant lords and fled from Scotland to England in 1567. She became the focus of several Catholic plots against Elizabeth I and was eventually beheaded. Her son James VI of Scotland became James I of England.

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Syllabification: Mar·y, Queen of Scots

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