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King Francis II of France, first husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, and also King Consort of Scotland. He was king for only eighteen months and died at age sixteen in December 1560. He was the son of Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici

Mary Queen of Scots 1542-1587 - (Mary Stuart or Mary I of Scotland) was queen regnant of Scotland. Mary spent most of her childhood in France whilst Scotland was ruled by regents, and in 1558, she married Francis, Dauphin of France. Vivacious, beautiful, and clever, Mary had a promising childhood. She was considered a pretty child and later, as a woman, strikingly attractive. She was a favourite with everyone, except Henry II's wife Catherine de' Medici.

Portrait of Francis I, King of France, 1540, by Francois Clouet-Henry VIII's great rival, who died within two months of the English King.

Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley. Great nephew of Henry VIII, grandson of Henry's sister Margaret. Half maternal first cousin of his spouse, Mary Queen of Scots, father of James VI of Scotland, I of England.

Isabel (Elizabeth) of Valois (b. 1546), daughter of Henri II of France and Catherine de Medici. Married Philip II of Spain as his third wife. Artist Juan Pantoja de la Cruz

Mary Stuart (8 December 1542 8 February 1587) was Queen regent of Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567. In some lists of Scottish monarchs, she is recognised as Mary I. She was the only surviving legitimate child of King James V of Scotland. She was 6 days old when her father died and she was crowned 9 months later. In 1558, she married Francis, Dauphin of France. He ascended the French throne as Francis II in 1559, and Mary became Queen consort of France.

ca. 1515 Mary Tudor closeup from portrait with Henry Brandon attributed to Jan Mabuse (Woburn Abbey - Woburn, Bedfordshire). Mary goes all out wearing an extensively jeweled dress with a gorgeous French hood in this Mabuse portrait. Her dress has slashed sleeves. If this work dates to around 1515, it shows the outlines of 1500s English and French dress were set early in the century.

Mary Queen of Scots 1542-1587 - (Mary Stuart or Mary I of Scotland) was queen regnant of Scotland. Mary spent most of her childhood in France whilst Scotland was ruled by regents, and in 1558, she married Francis, Dauphin of France. Vivacious, beautiful, and clever, Mary had a promising childhood. She was considered a pretty child and later, as a woman, strikingly attractive. She was a favourite with everyone, except Henry II's wife Catherine de' Medici. - by Federico Zuccari (or Zuccaro)

Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587) She became the Scottish Queen from 1542-1567, born "Mary Stewart" ; "Marie Stuart" in French; "Mary I" in Scottish sovereigns listings. She was born in Linlithgow, Scotland to King James V of Scotland and Mary of Guise, his French wife. She apparently had bright auburn hair and hazel-brown eyes. Seen here also with Francis, Dauphin of France, (their marriage was arranged as children).

Catherine of France (27 October 1401 – 3 January 1437 was the Queen consort of England from 1420 until 1422. She was the daughter of King Charles VI of France, wife of Henry V of Monmouth, King of England,[2] mother of Henry VI, King of England and King of France, and through her secret marriage with Owen Tudor, the grandmother of King Henry VII of England. Catherine's older sister, Isabella of Valois, was Queen consort of England from 1396–1399, as the child bride of King Richard II of…

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.

Elizabeth of York Daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville Born: 11 February 1466 Married Henry VII: 18 June 1486 Died: 11 February 1503 Children: Arthur Prince of Wales Margaret Queen of Scotland Henry VIII Mary Queen of France

A 16th century miniature of Elizabeth of York. She was the daughter of a king (Edward IV), the sister of a king (Edward V), the niece of a king (Richard III), the wife of a king (Henry VII), the mother of a king (Henry VIII), and the grandmother to a king (Edward VI) and two queens (Mary I and Elizabeth I).