Editors. "The Earl of Morton is executed for complicity in Darnley's murder". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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In Scotland, the Earl of Morton, who had been the fourth man to act as regent for the young James VI, is executed. He has been found guilty of complicity in the 1566 murder of Mary Queen of Scots' husband Lord Darnley.