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Margaret of France (French: Marguerite de France or Marguerite de Valois, 1553 – 1615) was Queen of France and of Navarre during the late sixteenth century. A royal princess of France by birth, she was the last of the House of Valois.,Daughter of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici sister of Kings Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III and of Queen Elizabeth of Spain. Queen of 2 countries, for she had married King Henry III of Navarre who became King Henry IV of France.
Henri II (1519 - 1559). King of France from 1547 to 1559. He married Catherine de Medici and had eight surviving children. His mistress, Diane de Poitiers, had tremendous influence on him. He died after getting a lance to the eye while jousting.
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.
June 30, 1559: Mortally wounded, Henry II of France. In celebration of the Peace of Cateau-Cambresis, Henry participated in a joust with Gabriel Montgomery, captain of the King's Scottish Guard. He suffered a head wound which became infected and he died on July 10th. His Queen, Catherine de Medici, remained by his side and prevented Henry's mistress, Diane de Poitiers, from visiting him, even though he repeatedly called for her.