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9 February 1567

Mary Queen of Scots conspires in her husband's murder.

It's a Mary Queen of Scots kind of week! On this date yesterday, she was executed. Almost exactly 20 years earlier, she made sure her husband, Henry Steward, Lord Darnley, who by all accounts was a horrible person, was at home in bed on this night. He was suffering either smallpox or venereal disease, and Mary took care of him for a time before leaving the house. In the middle of the night a barrel of gunpowder that James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell, Mary's lover, had moved under Darnley's bedroom, exploded. Darnley was found in the street naked and strangled. Three months later Mary married Bothwell, which led to her ouster from Scotland and subsequent imprisonment in England.


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