Mary, Queen of Scots
About the Mary, Queen of Scots Lesson
This lesson introduces students to Mary, Queen of Scots.
• To be able to explain why Mary was imprisoned.
• To be able name some of Mary?s husbands and explain what happened to them.
• To be able to describe the relationship between Mary and Queen Elizabeth.
Born in 1542 in Linlithgow Palace, Mary was the only daughter of James V of Scotland and his wife, Mary of Guise. Mary was the third child of this union, but the first two children died in infancy. James V died only days after Mary?s birth, and Mary was crowned Queen of Scotland on September 9, 1542. Since she was still a baby, Lord Erskine and Lord Livingstone were entrusted with her care and charged with protecting her.