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” […]

The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots

| February 8, 2010

The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots

On this day in history, the 8th February 1587, Mary Stuart, also known as Mary Queen of Scots, was executed at Fotheringhay Castle without the knowledge of Queen Elizabeth I, although she had signed the death warrant. Mary Stuart’s death was the result of the Catholic Mary being implicated in plots to overthrow and assassinate […]