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 reprisal, Wishart s followers brutally murdered Cardinal Beaton, then held out
for a year in St Andrews Castle before the arrival of a French fleet forced them to
surrender. Among those taken prisoner was the reformist preacher John Knox, ...
whether they married Mary to a French or an English prince, they would be under
threat of interference by a foreign power. In the circumstances, it seemed safer to
ally with an old friend than a hostile enemy, and in February 1548, the Scottish ...
French became Mary's first language, and would remain so for the rest of her life;
she did retain enough of her native Scots to be able to converse in it as an adult,
although she never became proficient at writing it.18 She also gained 'a useful ...
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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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