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Mary Queen of Scots was married to Francis II

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Mary Queen of Scots was married to Francis II, the King of France, who died in 1561. At  this time, the widowed Queen returned to Scotland with vague hopes of taking the  English throne by a coup. In 1567, Mary's subjects assassinated her husband Darnley.  Following that, she married another unpopular man named Bothwell. Soon, in 1568, the  Scots drove Mary out of power. Elizabeth, along with all of the rest of Europe's rulers,  was horrified at the idea that the common people might revolt against their ruler.  Elizabeth, fearing that Mary might go abroad and raise an army, and also afraid that the  people of Scotland might lock her up, acted quickly to imprison her nemesis in  Lochleven Castle, from which Mary successfully plotted her escape. Several plots  against Elizabeth were discovered in the following years: the Ridolfi Plot (1571), the  Duke de Guise Plot (1582), and the Babington Plot (1586). All of these failed plots 
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