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Francis II, born 19th January 1544, King of France, was the oldest son of Henry II and Catherine de Médicis. Francis married Mary, Queen of Scots on 24th April 1558. After succeeding to the throne in 1559 Francis came under the influence of Mary's powerful Guise relatives who sought to destroy the French Protestants or Huguenots.
Mary was but a girl of 15 when she married Francis with whom she had been brought up. Francis, a year younger, adored Mary and she bore him a strong sisterly affection. He was a weak and sickly child, and it is unlikely that the marriage was ever consummated. Francis fell ill with an ear infection in November 1560 and was dead by 5th December, just over two and a half years after their union.
- Francis: You do have a …
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