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The life of Mary Queen of Scots in ten numbers – Mary Queen of Scots facts

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We take a look at Mary Queen of Scots facts through numbers which relate to her life in France, her reign in Scotland and her imprisonment in England.

6 – The number of days old Mary was when she acceded the throne after the death of her father James V

9 – The number of months old Mary was when she was crowned queen at Stirling Castle

4 – The number of female attendants at Mary’s childhood court – Mary Beaton, Mary Seton, Mary Livingston and Mary Fleming

1.8 – Mary’s height in metres

13 – The number of years Mary spent at the French court as a child

23 – The age Mary was when she gave birth to her son, the future King James VI of Scotland

17 – The number of months Mary ruled as Queen Consort of France alongside her first husband Francis (from June 1559 to December 1560)

Kings and Queens of Scotland digital guide6,000 – The number of Mary’s troops at the Battle of Langside in which she was defeated by a force of 4,000 under the leadership of her half-brother the Earl of Moray, acting on behalf of Mary’s son

19 – The number of years Mary spent in captivity in England

2 – The number of publicly accessible Mary Queen of Scots statues in Scotland – at Annet House, Linlithgow, and Linlithgow Palace
 


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