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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.

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.

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)

Victorian Oil Painting of Mary Queen of Scots. The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots: http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/maryqueenofscots.htm

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Campbell Cross-Argyle, Scotland

This beautiful cross design was found on the centuries old grave of Archibald Campbell in Argyll, Scotland; the ancient bastion of Clan Campbell. The design is made up entirely of interlaced knotwork