Mary Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley
Jonathan Cape, 2003 - Всего страниц: 621
On 10th February 1567, an explosion devastated the Edinburgh residence of Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley, second husband of Mary Queen of Scots. The noise was heard as far away as Holyrood Palace, where Queen Mary was attending a wedding masque. Those arriving at the scene found, in the garden, the naked corpses of Darnley and his valet. Neither had died in the explosion, but both bodies bore marks of strangulation. It was clear that they had been murdered and the house destroyed in an attempt to obliterate the evidence.
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In another part of the palace, Bothwell, Huntly and Atholl were having supper.
Hearing some commotion and the war cry, “A Douglas! A Douglas!” they took
their servants and went to investigate, but, after an armed confrontation with
We know about this mainly from a document entitled 'The Protestation of Huntly
and Argyll'," which Mary and her advisers drew up in England on 5 January 1569
to be sent to those two Lords with a request that they sign and attest to it as a ...
If this letter was written by Mary to Bothwell, the false brother-in-law to whom she
refers can only be Huntly, whom Bothwell is using as a go-between, much to her
annoyance, for she does not think that Huntly is to be trusted. She is also angry ...
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LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - LibraryCin - LibraryThing
3.5 stars Mary, Queen of Scots was suspected of murdering her second husband, Lord Darnley. Darnley died in an explosion, but it was definitely murder. Many people at the time thought she’d done it ... Читать весь отзыв
LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - gayla.bassham - LibraryThing
I am a Tudor history buff, so I really enjoyed this. I don't think Alison Weir has ever written a bad book. Poor Mary, though. Life was not kind to her. Читать весь отзыв
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