Definition of Lord Darnley from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Lord Darnley

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Henry Stuart (1545-67) the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the father of King James I of England (James VI of Scotland). Darnley is best known for his murder of Mary's secretary, David Rizzio, in 1566. Darnley was himself murdered the following year, probably by the Earl of Bothwell, who then took Darnley's place as Mary's third husband.