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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On 24 February, he crossed the Forth with Mary and returned to Edinburgh,3 and
thereafter remained with the court, high in favour with the Queen. On the day after
his arrival at Holyrood, Darnley accompanied Moray to St Giles' Kirk to hear ...
in favour of a match with Darnley, if only to thwart the dynastic ambitions of the
Hamiltons.4 Darnley s visit to St Giles was meant to allay the fears of the
Protestants, yet he also attended Mass with the Queen in the chapel royal. For
Cecil's favour by acting on his own initiative as a spy for the English government.
He stayed only a few days in Scotland before going south, and when he reached
Oxford, sent a report to Cecil.15 In it, he revealed he had won the confidence of ...
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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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