10 February – Catherine Howard goes to the Tower and the Murder of Lord Darnley

| February 10, 2022

10 February – Catherine Howard goes to the Tower and the Murder of Lord Darnley

On this day in Tudor history, 10th February 1542, Catherine Howard, King Henry VIII’s fifth wife, was escorted by barge from Syon House, where she’d been kept since November 1541, to the Tower of London in preparation for her execution. Sadly, the queen would have seen the heads of her former lover, Francis Dereham, and […]

Lord Darnley’s Murder

| February 10, 2010

Lord Darnley’s Murder

Another rather “bloody” event this week! On this day in history, 10th February 1567, Henry Stuart (Lord Darnley), the husband of Mary Queen of Scots and the father of James VI of Scotland (James I of England) was murdered at Kirk o’ Field in Edinburgh. Read the full story in “The Murder of Lord Darnley” […]

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