Mary Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley
Jonathan Cape, 2003 - Всего страниц: 621
On the night of 10 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 of devastation 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. Darnley was not a popular king-consort, but he was regarded by many as having a valid claim to the English throne. For this reason Elizabeth I had opposed his family's longstanding wish to marry him to Mary Stuart, who herself claimed to be the rightful queen of England. Alison Weir's investigation of Darnley's murder is set against one of the most dramatic periods in British history. Her conclusions will shed a brilliant new light on the actions and motives of the conspirators and, in particular, the extent of Mary's own involvement.
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... Moray had said he hoped to avoid her deposition, but that the discovery of the
Casket Letters made that unlikely. He had been sent from Scotland details of one
of the letters by a man who had read it - perhaps Elphinstone - and told de Silva ...
It has been made abundantly clear in this narrative why the Casket Letters are
untrustworthy as evidence against Mary. Yet, for nearly 450 years, controversy
has raged, and scholars have argued, over them, and today there are still those ...
on the matter of the Casket Letters, which argues her guilt, yet this is to ignore the
fact that, at Dumbarton, in September 1568, her Lords publicly protested that she
had not written them, and that she herself, and her commissioners, repeatedly ...
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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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