Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Fact of the Day: David Rizzio

David Rizzio was the personal secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots. Queen Mary's second husband Lord Darnley (Henry Stuart) was quite jealous of him. Mary and Rizzio had a close friendship and there was rumors that he got Mary pregnant. Lord Darnley along with supporters asked for Rizzio to be handed over during a dinner while Queen Mary was heavily pregnant. The Queen refused but the men eventually got a hold of Rizzio soon after and stabbed him 56 times with Queen Mary as a witness. 

8 comments:

  1. How could they kill him when they couldn't know for sure!

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  2. Damn, jealousy sure can turn one nuts, or make them even more so

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  3. Oh my gosh! That's so sad:( Did they make a movie out of this? The plot sounds so familiar, but I guess this is almost the "norm" in European history.

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  4. Yes, they were nutsy times and power was the goal. He was too close to mary to survive but 57 times is a bit excessive

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