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 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.