By Caroline Bingham,

Book cover of Darnley: A Life of Henry Suart Lord Darnley, Consort of Mary Queen of Scots

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Darnley was a murderer, and then himself a victim of one of the most famous unsolved murders of all time.

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The murder of Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley, has baffled historians and authors for centuries, yet the queen’s consort is often a minor figure in the greater tragedy/romance of Mary. While writing my own book, I was eager to know more about the ill-fated lang lad other than the results of his self-centred scheming conspiracies–David Rizzio’s assassination, his own murder at Kirk o Field, and ultimately Mary’s downfall. And so it was refreshing to read this excellent biography which gives Darnley centre stage. By recreating his childhood and family background, particularly around his ambitious mother, Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox,…

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