Tudor_murders

Tudor_murders - David Rizzio(33 the Queens Secretary has...

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David Rizzio (33), the Queen’s Secretary has been murdered, using this eyewitness account, try to identify Rizzio’s killer. In the Queen's chamber at Holyrood Palace, Rizzio and Mary, along with a number of friends,  were playing cards. Mary was six months pregnant. It was a usual evening — light-hearted and  relaxing. At roughly 9.00 pm Ruthven, an old and devious lord, entered from the staircase that led  from Darnley's chamber a floor below. He was followed by a gang of men armed with knives and  swords who grabbed Rizzio. Other lords of the Ruthven group, including Morton and Maitland,  entered through the main door to the chamber and blocked the exit. In total Rizzio was stabbed 56  times as a horrified Mary looked on.  The gang who seemed to know the palace well, escaped into the dark. Sheriff’s officers are now asking for your help in order to identify the killer from
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course HIST 202 taught by Professor Nokes during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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