Friday, 29 July 2016

History Facts July 29th

Historical Fact - July 29th
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY - July 29th, 1565, Mary, Queen of Scots married her cousin in a semi-lavish ceremony in Edinburg, Scotland.
The act of Mary marrying her cousin, Lord Darnley, also known as Henry Stuart, annoyed the carping campers a lot.
Darnley was a Catholic and would became heir to the throne upon his marriage to Mary. Having a catholic heir to the Scottish throne royally peethed both Scottish protestants and also that wee country south of the boarder, England, which was now protestant country (after all that stuff with Henry VIII splitting from Rome).
Their marriage didn't go well. Lord Darnley was murdered two years later, February 10th 1567, under suspicious circumstances (it involved his valet and being found almost naked outside their bedroom window after an explosion - READ MORE HERE).
Mary, Queen of Scots was then forced to abdicate, and, as it happens, her new born baby, one-year-old James VI was crowned King of Scotland On this Day, July 29th, 1567.
Extra Fact: King James VI of Scotland became King James I of England in 1603 after the death of Elizabeth I.

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