[MR] Wikipedia: Murder of David Rizzio

Garth Groff via Atlantia atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org
Wed Mar 9 01:42:09 PST 2016

Noble Friends, Especially Fellow Scots:

On this day in 1566, the secretary to Mary Queen of Scots, David Rizzio, 
was murdered by her jealous husband, Lord Darnley, and a pack of 
Protestant nobles. We've posted about this event before, but today I 
would like to call to your attention a brief Wikipedia biography which 
focuses on the unfortunate (or deserving, as the case might be) Rizzio 
himself: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Rizzio .

It is most curious that one of the causes of the murder was the 
suspicion that Rizzio was the Queen's lover and that her only child, 
later James VI of Scotland and James I of England, was suspected of 
being a bastard. This didn't stop the Scots (or the English) from 
accepting him as king. James was raised a staunch Protestant. Had he 
been brought up a Catholic, both the Scots and the English might have 
rejected him and history would be quite different (for example, 
Jamestown would have been called something else).

Yours Aye,

Lord Mungo Napier, That Crazy Scot

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