When you think of Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley a couple of things come to mind – his tumultuous marriage to Mary, Queen of Scots and his scandalous death that made Mary herself the prime suspect. But what do you know about Darnley prior to his marriage to the Queen of Scots? Henry Stuart was born… Continue reading Was Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley a Pawn?
The most well-known Stuart monarch is undoubtedly Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. Mary has been so well remembered because of her tragic life. Some might say that she brought it on herself, while others would say she was a victim of the crown. Mary’s second husband was her first cousin, Henry Stuart (Lord Darnley). They… Continue reading The Stuart Family Dynasty
Henry, Arthur & Margaret – Credit: Wellcome Library, London On 28 November 1489, Henry VII and Elizabeth of York welcomed their first daughter, Princess Margaret. Margaret was named after her paternal grandmother Margaret Beaufort and was baptized at St. Margaret’s Church in Westminster. As a princess, Margaret would play a pivotal role in political alliances.… Continue reading The Thistle and the Rose: English Princess, Scottish Queen
14 December 1542 – Death of King James V of Scotland at Falkland Palace. He fell ill shortly after the Battle of Solway Moss. His wife (Mary de Guise) gave birth to his daughter and future heir during his illness. At a mere six days old, his daughter, Mary became – Mary, Queen of Scots.… Continue reading Death of James V of Scotland
29 July 1565 – Mary, Queen of Scots marries her cousin, Henry Stuart – Lord Darnley. Henry Stuart was the son of Margaret Douglas and her husband Henry Stuart. Margaret Douglas was the daughter of Margaret Tudor (dowager Queen of Scotland) and Archibald Douglas. Marie Stuart (Mary, Queen of Scots) was the daughter of Marie… Continue reading Mary, Queen of Scots weds Lord Darnley
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