Books: Mary Stuart

Mary Stuart*

The Story. Courtship, for Mary, began in the cradle. At four months she made her first conquest. Henry VIII sought her tiny hand for his infant Prince. But England was Scotland's hereditary foe; France the friend of her traditions and of the religion of the Scottish court. Mary's betrothal to the French Dauphin (Francis

II) was accomplished, he being three, she five. François de Valois shy, timid, bilious weakling, married her at Notre Dame when she was 16. Brantôme says she was more...

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