Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, the second husband of Mary Queen of
Scots, is murdered at Kirk o'Field, Edinburgh. What made this
murder all the more shocking was that it was most likely carried on
the orders of James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell, who later became
Mary's third husband. Her potential involvement in this murder led
in part to her downfall, since the Scottish nobles rose in
rebellion against her actions.
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Editors. "Darnley is murdered on the orders of Earl of Bothwell". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15055, accessed 22 July 2017.]