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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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