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Mary Queen of Scots

Alison Weir


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PUBLISHED: 3rd July 2008
ISBN: 9780099527077
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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. 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.
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  • Paperback
    $27.00
PUBLISHED: 3rd July 2008
ISBN: 9780099527077
ANNOTATION:
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. 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.

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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. 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.

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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.

Author Biography

Alison Weir lives and works near Peebles in Scotland. Her books include Britain's Royal Families, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Children of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry VIII- King and Court.

Review

"I'm impressed by an intellect that can assimilate such a wealth of material and turn it into a cohesive narrative." -- Terry Deary Waitrose Weekend

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Product Details

Author
Alison Weir
Pages
640
Year
2008
ISBN-10
0099527073
ISBN-13
9780099527077
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2008-07-03
Subtitle
And the Murder of Lord Darnley
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
16pp b/w and colour plates
Media
Book
Short Title
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS & THE MURD
Language
English
Residence
ENK
Publisher
Vintage Publishing