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Mary of Guise and her second husband, King James V of Scotland, parents of Mary Queen of Scots.
Marguerite de Valois, painted by Clouet in 1560. Photo: Musée Condé, Chantilly. Marguerite was the daughter of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici, and the sister of Kings Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III and of Queen Elizabeth of Spain. She became Queen of France and of Navarre during the late sixteenth century.
Mary Queen of Scots, aged 19, in white mourning to mark the loss of three members of her immediate family within a period of 18 months. Her father-in-law Henry II died in July 1559; her mother Mary of Guise died in Scotland in June 1560; and in December of the same year her husband Francis II died. Mary, no longer Queen of France, returned to Scotland in August 1561. Wearing white was the official sign of mourning worn by women of royal blood or high-ranking courtiers.
Madeleine of France, also known as Magdalene of Valois, Queen consort of Scots. Lived 1520 –1537), first spouse of King James V of Scotland. Daughter of King Francis I of France and Claude, Duchess of Brittany (daughter of King Louis XII of France and Anne, Duchess of Brittany). Died of tuberculosis. Buried at Holyrood Abbey.
Prince Henry of France married Catherine de Medici in 1533. Crowned as King Henry II in 1547 following the death of his brother King Francis. It was not until 1544 that Catherine produced their first son Francis, followed by a daughter Elizabeth in 1544. They had 10 children, of whom 8 survived infancy.. Francis II , King of France; Elizabeth, Queen of Spain; Claude, Duchess of Lorraine; Charles IX, King of France; Henry III, King of France; Margaret, Queen of France; Francis Duke of Alencon.