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they were very fond of each other and Mary was distraught at Francis II's death, friends, and they knew from the start they would be married and rule France. The relationship between Queen Mary Stuart and King Francis II. The two had chemistry the moment they set eyes on one another and attraction between them . Meanwhile, the on-going relationship between Mary and Francis, despite his failing health, will also be showcased in the upcoming season.
However, after learning that they are threatened by England again, Mary decides her and Francis should lead separate lives.
He is against it but she tells him she wants him to find love with another person because she loves him and at least one of them should be happy.
Francis and Mary eventually gather Conde and Antoine around the table to lay out their accusations. Just as Francis is laying out his suspicions, Catherine tells Francis that Narcisse has discovered evidence that it was the Duke of Guise who was behind what happened to Henry. Conde is furious at the accusations levied against him and lashes out saying that Bash killed his brother.
However, Bash is not at fault as he was under orders from Henry to kill him. Mary continues to push Francis away with her growing coldness and causing him to close off his heart. Mary and Francis fighting. Mary and Francis plan to conceive an heir in Forbidden.
Mary learns that her power in Scotland is being threatened. Elizabeth is still trying to take over Scotland and conquer more of Europe, including France.
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In order to help secure her power, Mary needs to have a son. Mary tells Francis about her political problems and tells him she wants to try to have a child soon. They agree and also make sure there are witnesses to see Francis going to Mary due to their separate chambers. They only get as far as kissing on the bed before they stop. However they begin to fight as Mary confesses that she has feelings for Conde.
Francis refuses to be with another woman as he wants to be with Mary, so he forbids her from getting any closer to Conde.
Francis gives Mary her freedom. Lola convinced him that Mary needs time to heal away from her pain, and that Conde is the way for her to do that. As Francis hears of this, he collapses and becomes ill. Mary visits the unconscious Francis. Mary learns of Francis' collapse in Reversal of Fortune. Mary returns to the castle and Catherine lashes out at her.
She also never imagined that Mary would kill Francis by breaking his heart. Mary goes over to Francis' bedside and begins to cry, sorry for everything that has happened. Mary eventually gets word that a Protestant army was preparing to attack Scotland. Mary chooses to send France's troops to Scotland in order to save her country, which angers Catherine even more and would once again be betraying Francis. Mary holds Francis' hand.
During the night, Mary returns to see Francis and cries. As she holds his hand and continues to cry, Francis suddenly wakes up. The next day, Francis informs Mary and Catherine that he has chosen to send two thousand men to Scotland to fight the Protestants. After Catherine leaves, Mary questions him on to why he is doing this.
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Francis asks does she mean why when she was planning on abandoning him and France. He says his country made hers a promise and they are allies and stronger when they honor their promises. He will use his second chance in life more wisely so he has no regrets which makes her ask him if he regrets marrying her.
He tells her that she should leave. She asks if he means this room or France. She returns to Francis' chambers and watches him sleep. In Abandonedwhen news of raiders have killing a priests and holding children of the church hostage, Francis comforts Mary with words but pushes away from her learning that she is still together with Conde. When Mary hears of this, she pleads with Francis that Conde could never have done this. Francis becomes angry with her and tells her that she may have caused the end of their reign.
Francis decides that he cannot let Conde live as an English King-Consort on French soil is too dangerous to his reign.
If Conde becomes King, it will cost Francis his life. Francis and Mary find out that Conde is planning to lead an English army to overthrow the crown in The Siege. Francis' siblings are too young to rule, nobody would support Catherine as Regent and Conde has a direct line to the throne. Mary tries to apologize to Francis about everything that has happened but her words have no meaning anymore.
Later, Francis decides to evacuate the royal family including Lola. Mary offers to stay but Francis wants her to be safe as he was unable to protect before, not wanting to fail again. When Mary leaves the castle, she is captured by General Renaude and his men. Francis, Mary, Bash and Kenna hear a commotion outside and see Renaude and his men arriving, starting an attack.
After Renaude's has been defeated, Kenna tells them that Conde has French Protestant lords and their men on his side and says Renaude told her. Francis agrees to a meeting with Conde and rides out to the enemy lines.
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Conde asks for Francis to surrender and give him the castle, the crown and Mary. Unable to trust Conde with Mary's life, Francis refuses. Francis returns to the castle and explains to Mary what had happened. Mary then shortly comes up with a plan that will save Francis' life so she heads to Conde's camp.EXCLUSIVE! 'Reign' Sneak Peek: Mary's Pregnant! (But Catherine Has Known All Along...)
Francis and Mary reunite in the finale. Mary's plan against Conde worked and Francis finds her beside a wounded Conde. In the end, she chooses Francis because she loves him, she always has and always will. They return to the castle and celebrate their victory. Francis has decided to save Louis as a bargaining chip to assure an alliance with Navarre. This way, Francis will show no mercy and kill Conde immediately. Afraid to see gallicanism slip out of his control, the Pope eventually agreed to a general council, but rejected the attendance of any Protestant, as demanded by the French government.
Countryside revolt[ edit ] The government's conciliation policy was intended to ease tensions, but had the opposite effect. Encouraged by the government's leniency, Protestants continued to congregate for religious services. Although law officials intervened to disperse them and to imprison the organizers, the growing numbers of participants, which sometimes exceeded a thousand, made it impossible to accomplish this for lack of resources.
Some were even won over to the new religion.
In some places Protestants challenged royal authority with riots and armed rebellions. The unrest that had started sporadically during the Amboise conspiracy spread over the summer throughout the kingdom.
The rioters frequently had the support of local notables. Motivated by fierce propaganda against the Guises, and seeking revenge for the stamping out of the Amboise conspiracy, the boldest attacked castles, jails, and churches. During the spring ofthe kingdom experienced the first major events of iconoclasm in Provence.
Protestants elected local leaders, raised money, bought weapons, and formed militias. The climax came during the night of 4 and 5 September, when Protestant militias tried to take over the city of Lyon. The king's reaction was fierce and determined: At the expense of its influence in Europe, France continued to restore lands conquered over the previous 40 years.
In this sense, the reign of Francis II began the decline of French influence throughout Europe, to the benefit of Spain. Francis II, aware of the kingdom's weaknesses, reassured Spain of its intention to fulfill the treaty just signed. Both were allies of Spain. Finally, Valenzawhich Brissac was grumbling about releasing, was to be returned to the Spanish Duchy of Milan. On the Spanish side, King Philip II showed some unwillingness to return four locations in the north-east of the kingdom as required by the treaty.
Border disputes renewed tensions between the two nations, but after months of protests Francis II finally obtained these territories. Many noblemen were still prisoners and unable to pay their ransom. Common soldiers were consigned to use as rowers on the royal galleys. Even after a reciprocal release compromise was signed, Spain was not eager to lose its prisoners. A secret clause signed by the queen provided that Scotland would become part of France if the royal couple did not have children.
Because of French control over their country, a congregation of Scottish lords organized an uprising and made the regent and her French councils leave the capital, Edinburghin May Having taken refuge at the fortress of Dunbar, Marie of Guise asked France for help. Francis II and Mary Stuart sent troops right away. By the end ofFrance had regained control of Scotland. They were supported by the arrival in April of soldiers and horsemen, which began the siege of the city.
Just as English troops were not particularly successful, the French troops found themselves in a better strategic position. But the poor financial situation of the French government and internal turmoil in the French kingdom prevented any military reinforcements from being sent. With Marie of Guise shut up in an Edinburgh fortress, the two men were forced to negotiate a peace that was disadvantageous to France. A few weeks later, Scotland's parliament established Protestantism as the state religion.
When Francis II and Mary Stuart were presented with the Treaty of Edinburgh, they were outraged and refused to sign it; they also challenged the legitimacy of the Scottish parliament's decision. The health of the king deteriorated in November On 16 November he collapsed having suffered a syncopal episode. Multiple diseases have been suggested, such as mastoiditismeningitisor otitis exacerbated into an abscess.
Some suspected Protestants of having poisoned the king, a view held by Catholics as the tensions between them and Protestants were on the rise; however, this has not been proven.
Francis II died childless, so his younger brother Charlesthen ten years old, succeeded him. However, he was unable to stay away when Mary had gotten into difficult situations and danger several times. This caused them to quickly become friends. He protected her and in the process, he began falling for her. They soon began a relationship and with many obstacles coming their way, they were able to overcome them.
However, when Catherine tells Mary of Nostradamus ' prophecy of her causing Francis death, she did not believe it. When Aylee 's death occurred, she realized what Nostradamus meant when he said that Aylee would never return to her home. Mary believed that Nostradamus' visions were true and soon ran away with Bash from the French Court to protect her love.
After a week, Mary and Bash are found by Henry 's soldiers and are returned to the castle. Francis confronted Mary to why she left and she told him of Nostradamus' prophecy.
He found it to be superstition.
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She eventually ruined her relationship with Francis once she made Henry change the line of succession; she would marry Bash instead.