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This inventor and pioneer industrialist is credited with inventing - or at least popularizing - the water frame and carding engine
He began as a barber and wig maker
His mass-production techniques were copied around the world
08 December, 1542
Birth of Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary (d. 1582) was born to James V and Mary of Guise. Her father died only 6 days later and she was crowned at the age of nine months.
His nickname meant 'ill council'
He gained the throne after his mother killed his half-brother, Edward the Martyr
The nickname was improperly translated as 'Unready'