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Mary of Guise, 1515 - 1560. Queen of James V
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Mary of Guise, 1515 - 1560. Queen of James V About 1537

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The daughter of a French duke, Mary of Guise had just been widowed when she was married to James V to strengthen the alliance between France and Scotland. Their two sons died in infancy and James died a few days after their daughter, Mary, was born in 1542. Mary of Guise chose to stay in Scotland, ruling as Regent to protect her daughter's interests. Although courageous and determined, her efforts to keep the country in the French Roman Catholic sphere were unsuccessful and she failed to stem the rising tide of Protestantism.

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  • Acc. No. PG 1558
  • Medium Oil on panel
  • Size 22.00 x 15.10 cm (framed: 44.60 x 41.00 x 7.50 cm)
  • Credit Presented by E.P. Jones 1950