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Excavating scene of Darnley's Murder

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Excavating scene of Darnley's Murder

Post by Anna Elliott » Mon August 16th, 2010, 6:07 pm

Just saw this fascinating article about an excavation at the scene of the murder of Mary Queen of Scots' husband, Lord Darnley, was murdered.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon August 16th, 2010, 6:29 pm

That is fascinating. Thanks for the link!
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Post by LoveHistory » Mon August 16th, 2010, 6:49 pm

Interesting. I'm currently reading Elizabeth the Great by Elizabeth Jenkins, and I find myself wondering how much of the information she gives as evidence of Mary Stuart's involvement in things should be believed.

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Post by Elizabeth » Mon August 16th, 2010, 7:00 pm

A very interesting article!

The person writing the caption to the picture, however, can't possibly mean to say "Archaeologists are hoping to find remains of Lord Darnley, Mary Queen of Scots' second husband." Darnley certainly wasn't buried anywhere near Kirk o' Field, but in the chapel royal at Holyrood.

Or is "remains" used differently in the UK?
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Post by Madeleine » Mon August 16th, 2010, 7:21 pm

Nope, "remains" means the same ie mortal remains; unless they mean some sort of other traces of him, such as possessions.
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Mon August 16th, 2010, 8:09 pm

I agree - I think the caption writer has just put 2 and 2 together and made 5, which often happens.
I think the article is saying they hope to find the remains of the crime scene and possible clues. There is no mention of Darnley's remains themselves possibly being there.

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Post by LoveHistory » Tue August 17th, 2010, 1:27 pm

That's because his remains aren't supposed to be there. Darnley and a man in his employ (can't remember the guy's position) escaped the blast and were found nearby, strangled to death.

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