The Tudors: Mary, Queen of Scots ( 1542-1587) The Dazzling Fool

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A direct descendant of Margaret Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, Mary had a legitimate claim to the throne of Elizabeth I. However, she was a catholic.

Mary was raised at the court of France and married Francis II when she was 17. After Francis died she sailed to Scotland to in her homeland.

The sophistication of her youth in France was not a good fit for the austere court of Scotland. She was beautiful, extravagant, headstrong, passionate and impulsive. Mary had a knack for bad timing and unsuitable marriages. Her second husband was a dim, pretty English aristocrat who was murdered by the Scottish lords with the complicity of Mary’s second husband the Earl of Bothwell. The result of the marriage resulted in the abdication of Mary and exile to England, the country of her cousin and enemy Elizabeth.

Mary was placed under arrest for plotting the overthrow of Elizabeth and the re-establishment of the Catholic church in England. She remained in isolation for almost nineteen years. After a cask of letters were discovered that implicated Mary’s involvement in a plot to assassinate Elizabeth she was executed.


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Mary-Queen-of-Scots-Lenticular is a technique where one image “flips” to another using finely calibrated stripes of lenses. Most peoples first contact with lenticulars is the “blinking eye” prize in a box of Cracker Jacks. All Bourbon lenticulars measure 8 inches by 10 inches.

They are made to order and come in editions of 10.

Framing is not included.