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Mary of Guise

queen duke death

Daughter of Claude of Lorraine, 1st Duke of Guise. In 1534 she married Louis of Orléans, Duke of Longueville (d.1537), and in 1538 James V of Scotland, at whose death (1542) she was left with one child, Mary, Queen of Scots. During the troubled years that followed, the queen mother acted with wisdom and moderation, but after her accession to the regency in 1554 she allowed the Catholic Guise family so much influence that the Protestant nobles raised a rebellion (1559), which continued to her death in Edinburgh Castle.

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