'Mary Queen of Scots' rose Description
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Spinosissima.
White or white blend. Strong fragrance. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Armed with thorns / prickles. Small foliage.
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Mary Queen of Scots (Mary Stuart), daughter and only child of James V of Scotland by his second wife, a French woman called Mary of Guise. While James lay on his deathbed at Falkland, Mary was born at Linlithge Palace on 8 Dec 1542. Six days later she became the Queen of Scotland. She was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle on 8 February 1587. Buried at Peterborough, in 1612 her body was moved to Henry VII's chapel at Westminster, where it still lies.