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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Nelson expected Darnley to be lodged in the Duke of Chatelherault's mansion at
Kirk o'Field, and evidently Darnley did too, 'but the contrary was shown him by the
Queen, who conveyed him to the other house',16 the Old Provosts Lodging, ...
But there is evidence that Kirk o'Field was not the Queens choice. Nau, who may
well have got his information from Mary, states that Darnley himself chose Kirk o'
Field 'on the report of Sir James Balfour', whose brother owned the Old Provost's
After this meeting, from about 8.30 until 10 p.m., Bothwell strolled up and down
the Canongate while his henchmen moved the gunpowder to Kirk o'Field, then
he joined the Queen and her courtiers there at around 10.15 p.m. Hepburn told ...
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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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