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Mary, Queen of Scots

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  1. Mary Stuart, 1542–87, queen of Scotland 1542–67; beheaded for plotting to assassinate her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.
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Stuart

[stoo-ert, styoo-]
noun
  1. a member of the royal family that ruled in Scotland from 1371 to 1714 and in England from 1603 to 1714.
  2. Charles Edwardthe Young PretenderorBonnie Prince Charlie, 1720–80, grandson of James II.
  3. Also Stewart. Darnley, Lord Henry.
  4. Gilbert,1755–1828, U.S. painter.
  5. Henry, Darnley, Lord Henry Stewart or Stuart.
  6. James Ewell BrownJeb, 1833–64, Confederate general in the Civil War.
  7. James Francis Edward.Also called James III.the Old Pretender, 1688–1766, English prince.
  8. Jesse Hilton,1907–84, U.S. writer.
  9. John, 3rd Earl of Bute,1713–92, British statesman: prime minister 1762–63.
  10. Mary. Mary, Queen of Scots.
  11. former name of Alice Springs.
  12. a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “steward.”
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British Dictionary definitions for mary stuart

Mary, Queen of Scots

noun
  1. family name Stuart. 1542–87, queen of Scotland (1542–67); daughter of James V of Scotland and Mary of Guise. She was married to Francis II of France (1558–60), her cousin Lord Darnley (1565–67), and the Earl of Bothwell (1567–71), who was commonly regarded as Darnley's murderer. She was forced to abdicate in favour of her son (later James VI of Scotland) and fled to England. Imprisoned by Elizabeth I until 1587, she was beheaded for plotting against the English crown
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Stuart

noun
  1. the royal house that ruled in Scotland from 1371 to 1714 and in England from 1603 to 1714See also Stewart
  2. Charles Edward, called the Young Pretender or Bonnie Prince Charlie. 1720–88, pretender to the British throne. He led the Jacobite Rebellion (1745–46) in an attempt to re-establish the Stuart succession
  3. his father, James Francis Edward, called the Old Pretender. 1688–1766, pretender to the British throne; son of James II (James VII of Scotland) and his second wife, Mary of Modena. He made two unsuccessful attempts to realize his claim to the throne (1708; 1715)
  4. Mary. See Mary, Queen of Scots
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Word Origin and History for mary stuart

Stuart

name of the British royal family from 1603-1668 (see steward); attested from 1873 as an attribution for styles from that period.

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