April 19 – Mary, Queen of Scots gets betrothed, the singeing of a king’s beard, and a risky business

| April 19, 2022

April 19 – Mary, Queen of Scots gets betrothed, the singeing of a king’s beard, and a risky business

On this day in Tudor history, 19th April 1558, fifteen-year-old Mary, Queen of Scots and fourteen-year-old Francis, the Dauphin, son of King Henry II of France, were formally betrothed at the Louvre Palace in Paris. This betrothal was just five days before their wedding and was a lavish affair, celebrated with a ball. Find out […]