The History of Leith

June 3, 2006

The Murder of Rizzio

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By Eugene Siberdt
On March 9th 1566 a party of Darnley’s friends burst into the Queens chamber at Holyrood and dragged Rizzio into another room where he was stabbed to death. By tradition Rizzio is supposed to have been buried at the Canongate churchyard.

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