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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Thomas Nelson, Buchanan and Lennox all claimed that Mary intended to stay the
night at Kirk o'Field, and the Lords of the Council, in a letter to Catherine de'
Medici, written after Darnley's murder, stated that 'it was a mere chance that Her ...
If Mary was conspiring to murder Darnley that night, this seems an indiscreet
remark to make. As Mary mounted her horse in the quadrangle, she espied Paris
and, 'noticing that his face was all blackened with gunpowder', exclaimed, Jesu, ...
In the Detectio and the Book of Articles, Buchanan claims that only one group of
conspirators – Bothwell's – was at Kirk o'Field that night. In his History, however,
which was written after certain nobles had fallen from favour, he alleges that ...
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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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