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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Moray had no doubt already decided that reconciliation with Mary was a far better
move than supporting traitors, and in his letter to her again asked pardon for his
offences and assured her 'never any more to have to do with such as had ...
I asked him [Darnley] of his letters and where he did complain of the cruelty of
some of them. He said that he did dream, and that he was so glad to see me that
he thought he should die; indeed, that he has found fault with me that I was
down by his usual illness', the bloody flux, and asked where he could “do my job'.
Paris found him a place between two doors, helped Bothwell to undress, and
stood watch. As Bothwell relieved himself, he chatted to Paris, but he was ...
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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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