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Mary, Queen of Scots-With Mary six months pregnant, Darnley, along with other Protestant reformers, may have planned for Rizzio's murder to have a traumatic impact on the queen, which might result in a miscarriage and severe damage to Mary's health. The slow death of the Queen could have persuaded her into handing over the crown matrimonial to her husband.
Letter to Henri III of France from Mary Queen of Scots. Translated, "Monsieur, I write only this word to thank you for the good wishes sent me by my ambassador, and I shall write tomorrow at greater length, and, holding you in great devotion, most humbly kiss your hands, praying to God that He may keep you, Monsieur, in the best of health through a long life."
"Mary, Queen of Scots, age 9" I have never been quite convinced that this is Mary--Mary had a long, narrow, beaky nose (not unlike her cousin Elizabeth's) and this lady's nose is positively snub! If it's Mary, it certainly doesn't look like the Clouet portraits.