David Rizzio and Mary Queen of Scots
Murder at Holyrood
By (author) David Tweedie
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David Rizzio and Mary Queen of Scots by David Tweedie
Book DescriptionDavid 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750943321
(235mm x 165mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Explores one of the most shocking events of Mary's reign. David Rizzio rose to power 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. This book explains how Rizzio enraged the Scots lords so much so that they plotted his murder.
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Author Biography - David Tweedie
David Tweedie was born in Malaysia. He grew up there as well as in Sydney, Crieff and Surrey. He read history at Oxford, lived in London and visited Edinburgh at every opportunity. Among his ancestors are two of Rizzio's murderers.
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