David Rizzio and Mary, Queen of Scots by David Tweedie
Look inside with Google Book Preview
David Rizzio and Mary, Queen of Scots
By David Tweedie

David Rizzio and Mary, Queen of Scots

Murder at Holyrood

By (author) See other recent books by David Tweedie
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $49.99
Your Price: $44.99 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.25 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



David Rizzio and Mary, Queen of Scots by David Tweedie

Book Description

On the evening of 9 March, 1566, a raiding party forced their way into the palace of Holyroodhouse and stabbed Italian secretary, David Rizzio to death while he was at supper with Mary, Queen of Scots. The attack was savage and brutal - Rizzio was stabbed over fifty times - and Mary's husband, Darnley, was among the conspirators. David Rizzio came to Scotland in 1561. There, he rose to power and influence in the court of Mary, Queen of Scots. He was her secretary, chief minister and the architect of her plan to avoid Scotland turning into a Calvinist republic. It was also rumoured that he was her lover and father of her child, James VI and I. David Tweedie explains how Rizzio so enraged the Scots lords that they plotted his murder. He points to the complicity of Elizabeth and her ministers and shows that Rizzio's murder was a serious political event, since with his death, died the possibility of religious counter-reformation in Scotland. While the other men in Mary's life have received their due from the historians, Rizzio remains a shadowy figure. This book restores the balance and explores one of the most shocking events of Mary's colourful reign.

Buy David Rizzio and Mary, Queen of Scots book by David Tweedie from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780750943314
ISBN-10: 0750943319
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 18-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author David Tweedie

David Rizzio and Mary Queen of Scots by David Tweedie David Rizzio and Mary Queen of Scots, Paperback (October 2007)

David Rizzio came to Scotland from Italy in 1561. He quickly rose to power and became secretary to Queen Mary. He exerted considerable influence and was perceived to be a threat to English interests by Sir William Cecil. On the evening of the 9th March 1566 he was murdered by her jealous husband Lord Darnley and others.

» View all books by David Tweedie

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about David Rizzio and Mary, Queen of Scots book by David Tweedie and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - David Tweedie

David Tweedie is a Scot among whose ancestors are two of Rizzio's murderers, Adam Tweedie of Drava and William Tweedie of Drummelzier. After reading history at Oxford he qualified as a solicitor and was a member of the American Bar Association. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of both the Society for Reformation Studies and the Marie Stuart Society.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by David Tweedie close
David Rizzio and Mary Queen of Scots by David Tweedie
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close