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Re: Would-be queens regnant
User logged in as JanEl
I think you missed the point of my post: I realize full well that Mary did indeed become a queen regnant. What I meant was to focus on her claim on the English throne -- that had she not been so precipitate and wrongheaded, she might very well have succeeded to it as well. There was no United Kingdom at the time, so one has to look at England Scotland separately.
Personally I totally disagree where Mary, Queen of Scots is concerned. She was a Queen Regnant of the Scots for 25 years. Just because she failed to gain the English throne does not make her a would be Queen Regnant. She was a Queen Regnant.