Finally I’m free! Released from the shackles of my History A-Level. To mark my sad departure from my historical I bringeth thee this hotty, who I spent 2 hours writing about in beastly exam conditions.
Hotty from History #30 - Mary Stuart (1542-1587)
Mary Stuart, also known as Mary Queen of Scots (obviously stolen from Mary Portas), had probably the most dysfunctional life belonging to a British monarch ever. Born to Scottish and French royalty, Mary was married to the Dauphin of France, yet through his sudden and untimely death, she fled to Scotland, where her French mother, Mary of Guise, acted as regent for her daughter. She was known for her pursuit of merriment and sense of adventure, and she could perform feats of endurance on horseback, feats that would have killed an average man. An image of a queen riding a horse through the rugged Scottish highlands is supremely romantic, and thus also suggests she had excellent thighs.
Her marriage to Lord Darnley was controversial, because it alarmed Elizabeth, as the marriage strengthened her claim to the English throne, also it has been said that Darnley was a raging homosexual, plagued with jealousy, and a drunk. When he suspected of an affair between his wife and her private secretary, David Rizzio, he brutally murdered Rizzio and his supporters in front of Mary. Poor Mary - yet in early 1567, Lord Darnely was found mysteriously strangled in his garden, his house blown to pieces by gunpowder. Fateful karma?
Mary’s resulting life was rather dull, she never achieved real power, and spent most of her adult life in captivity after unsucessfully seeking refuge in England and after 9 years of house arrest, she was executed. End.