So, this was something that popped into my head after watching Mary Queen of Scots-surprisingly good for a Hollywood movie, and surprisingly kept many details there!- assuming Mary dies in the 1560s before her marriage to Darnley and before she's had any children, what would occur with the succession? The Arrans were considered next in line, but the Earl's father's second marriage was considered illegitimate and therefore, the claim of the Earl and his family was considered illegitimate by those who opposed him. In that case, the Earl of Lennox and his kids were next in line, but they were also opposed by some as being English puppets. That then leaves James V's bastard sons, most prominently, Robert Stewart, Earl of Orkney and James Stewart, Earl of Moray. Now Moray had had some experience of ruling whilst Mary was away, and he was also quite popular. So, my question is this, would there be a succession war? And if so could Moray have a realistic chance of seizsing the throne? If so, what would the reactions be?