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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Lennox later alleged that Darnley had told him that, towards the end of her
pregnancy, 'Bothwell was all in all' to Mary, and that, in an attempt to be revenged
upon Moray for his rebellion, she had tried to incite him (Darnley) to seduce the ...
Robert Balfour had delivered the keys to the house to Thomas Nelson, but there
would almost certainly have been a duplicate set; Hepburn alleged that Balfour
had one made.John Binning, Archibald Douglas's servant, later claimed that one
It was later alleged that Mary and Bothwell were betrothed on that day. Amongst
the Casket Letters are two marriage contracts. One was undated, in French,” and
Buchanan alleged that it had been drawn up before Darnley's death, even ...
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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
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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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