The History of Leith

August 1, 2006

Deadly attack of the Queen’s favourite

BY WINTER 1565 Mary, Queen of Scots had been back home in her capital Edinburgh for just over four years. Having rid herself of the rule of her obnoxious elder half-brother, James Earl of Moray, she now reigned with the aid of a strange assortment of advisers. They included George Earl of Huntley, James Earl of Bothwell, and a person who was increasingly influential behind the scene, the exotic Italian singer David Rizzio. for more click here

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