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Mary, Queen of Scots

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Definition of Mary, Queen of Scots in English:

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

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