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Mary Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley (2003)
by Alison Weir
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0812971515, Paperback)Handsome, accomplished, and charming, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, staked his claim to the English throne by marrying Mary Stuart, who herself claimed to be the Queen of England. It was not long before Mary discovered that her new husband was interested only in securing sovereign power for himself. Then, on February 10, 1567, an explosion at his lodgings left Darnley dead; the intrigue thickened after it was discovered that he had apparently been suffocated before the blast. After an exhaustive reevaluation of the source material, Alison Weir has come up with a solution to this enduring mystery. Employing her gift for vivid characterization and gripping storytelling, Weir has written one of her most engaging excursions yet into Britain’s bloodstained, power-obsessed past.
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The author's investigation into Lord Darnley's murder is set against one of the most dramatic periods in English history. Its conclusions shed light on the actions and motives of the conspirators and, in particular, the extent of Mary's own involvement. After exhaustive reexamination and reevaluation of the source material, the author has come up with a solution to this enduring mystery of the Casket Letters that can be substantiated by contemporary evidence, and in the process has shattered many of the misconceptions about Mary, Queen of Scots.
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