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    Susan Abernethy

    I don’t see how she could have married Darnley in 1865! Sources please.

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      You can read more about the marriage here for example.

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    Even Spotiswoode, the bishop whom James VI chose to write for him a history of the church of Scotland, managed to be more critical of James’ mother than the author of this article. If I remember correctly, Spotiswood did not go so far as to say that Mary was instrumental in the murder of her second husband, but that she showed very little sign of being up set about it, and was soon the chief defender (and willing wife) of the one who had murdered him.

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    Scott Dallison

    Mary in the course of the commission, although he denied it when Elizabeth alluded to his marriage plans, saying “he meant never to marry with a person, where he could not be sure of his pillow”.

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Daryl has a Bachelor’s degree in History from Royal Holloway University of London. He has always had a strong interest in writing, particularly about history, politics, the environment or culture. Originally from London, he currently lives in Riga, Latvia. Alongside history he has a strong interest in environmental and political issues. He enjoys travelling, slowly learning how to speak Latvian and exploring the country’s distinct culture. His other passion is music. He has worked as a writer on the subject, as well as being a musician himself. Daryl is interested in cultural, social and political history. He is fascinated by the role of cultural objects, whether novels, visual arts, events, music or even a past society’s reading of history, as means to reflect on times and people. His particular period of interest is modern history and he is keenly interested in the relationship between mainstream and counter cultures.

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