Mary Queen of Scots
And the Murder of Lord Darnley
Bestselling historian Alison Weir turns her attention to Mary, Queen of Scots and one of the great mysteries of the 16th century.
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.
Found naked amongst the destruction, the bodies of Darnley and his valet bore marks of strangulation. Alison Weir's investigation of Darnley's murder is set against one of the most dramatic periods in British history. Her conclusions shed a brilliant new light on the actions and motives of the conspirators and, in particular, the extent of Mary's own involvement.
'A monumental piece of historical detective work' Observer
Praise for Mary Queen of Scots
Weir tells the famous story grippingly, with clarity and paceAnn Wroe
An engrossing historical whodunnit combined with a richly textured portrait of an ageScotland on Sunday
Valuable, conscientious and thoughtfulMiranda Seymour, Sunday Times
As a vivid re-assessment of Scotland's greatest historical mystery, this is a riveting readLiving History
A monumental piece of historical detective workObserver