|Mary and Francis's Wedding|
|Date:||29 July 1565|
|In Honour of:||Queen Mary|
|In Attendance:||Queen Catherine of France |
|Description:||Celebrting the union between House Tudor andStuart|
The Wedding of Mary and Darnley took place in Scotland in early Spring in the year 1565.
Of the arriving guest to witness Mary and Darnley's Catholic wedding, few are as important as Lucrezia de' Medici. She lends legitimacy and strength both to Queen Mary's Scottish rule and Queen Mary and Lord Darnley's joint claims to the English Throne.
However, after Lord Darnley jokingly insulted King Francis, Lucrezia withdrew her support and set sail for the following day back to Florence. Mary was very upset over this, because if the Duchess left, she took her support and the promise of funding with her. Lucrezia agreed to reconsider if she was given the lands belonging to Lord Theodore Davies. The lands were quite valuable, and come with a title, The Earldom of Menteith. Only with this exchange would she continue supporting Mary's rule.
- Mary Stuart revealed she was pregnant with Lord Darnley's child to Queen Catherine prior to her wedding.
- King Darnley's Coronation took place a month after his wedding to Queen Mary.
- History's Mary, Queen of Scots and Lord Darnley were married on On 29 July 1565 in Mary's private chapel at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland.
- Mary, Queen of Scots's second husband, Lord Darnley demanded The Crown Matrimonial.
- Not long after their marriage, King Darnley grew arrogant. Not content with his position as King Consort, he demanded The Crown Matrimonial, which would have made him a co-sovereign of Scotland with the right to keep the Scottish throne for himself if he outlived his wife. Mary, Queen of Scots refused his request, and their marriage grew strained even though they conceived a child by October 1565.
- Mary, Queen of Scots's brother James Stuart attended both of Mary's weddings.
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