Mary, Queen of Scots


noun

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

Definition for mary stuart (2 of 2)

Stuart

[ stoo-ert, styoo- ]
/ ˈstu ərt, ˈstyu- /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for mary stuart (1 of 2)

Mary, Queen of Scots


noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for mary stuart (2 of 2)

Stuart

/ (ˈstjʊət) /

noun

the royal house that ruled in Scotland from 1371 to 1714 and in England from 1603 to 1714See also Stewart
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
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)
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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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