Talk:Mary of Guise

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Only 45 ? Why did she die so young ? -- Derek Ross | Talk

Well, that's not so short life. She lived longer than most of the notable people of her time, including her husband and her daughter. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:05, 13 February 2008 (UTC)


) Most historians believe that she died of a sickness. I think I've heard 'dropsy' mentioned, but I'm not entirely sure what it is.

It is the shortened form of hydropsy, now known as edema, and refers to an excessive build up of fluids in connective tissues. The sufferer would appear abnormally bloated. Rcpaterson 01:39, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

Bio box[edit]

If she was born in Lorraine she was not born in France. I know this is picky but Lorraine was de jure independent of France in 1515. I think it is important to have give sense of how fluid borders and national loyalties could be at this time. Mary was Lorrainer, French, Scottish, and for all I know had some other loyalties. Nitpyck (talk) 04:50, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Don't forget that Lorraine was a fief of the Holy Roman Empire making her German as well.--Queen Elizabeth II's Little Spy (talk) 17:46, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

C-Class, but article needs more citations[edit]

The article needs to offer citations for its many assertions as to Mary's feelings, state of mind, physical resemblance to Madeleine, etc. Unless these issues are resolved, the article will never make B-Class. I have tagged it as C-Class.--Jeanne Boleyn (talk) 08:50, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

The lead also needs expansion.--Jeanne Boleyn (talk) 08:51, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

Reference list[edit]

I suggest the implementation of {{Reflist|colwidth=45em}} on this article, because of the length of the reference list. Opinions, rejections? —bender235 (talk) 00:46, 19 December 2010 (UTC)