|19 June 1566
|27 March 1625
|Henry (Lord Darnley)
|Mary (Stuart, Queen of Scotland)
|19 June 1566 / Edinburgh Castle
|27 March 1625 /
Family Tree Details
James (VI of Scotland, 1567-1625, from 1603 James I of England) (b.1566 - d.1625)
+Anne (of Denmark, Queen Consort of Scotland) (b.1574 - d.1619)
= Henry Frederick (Prince of Wales) (b.1594 - d.1612)
= Elizabeth (Queen Consort of Bohemia) (b.1596 - d.1662)
| +Frederick (V Elector Palatine) (b.1596 - d.1632)
| = Rupert (Prince, count Palatine of the Rhine) (b.1619 - d.1682)
| = Maurice (Prince of the Rhine) (b.1621 - d.1652)
= Charles (I, King of England and Scotland 1625-1649) (b.1600 - d.1649)
+Henrietta Maria (Queen of England)
= Charles (II, King of England 1660-1685) (b.1630 - d.1685)
= Mary (Princess Royal, Daughter of Charles I) (b.1631 - d.1660)
= James (II, King of England, VII of Scotland) (b.1633 - d.1701)
= Elizabeth (Princess) (b.1635 - )
James the son of Mary Queen of Scots and Henry Stuart Lord Darnley was born at Edinburgh Castle.
Henry, Lord Darnley, was murdered as he tried to escape from his attackers as they laid gunpowder in his house. His house was destroyed in the explosion. The culprit was thought to be the Earl of Bothwell who was then very close to Queen Mary and it may have been the Queen herself who ordered the killing. ¹
The infant son of Mary, Queen of Scots, was crowned in Stirling in an ordinary church called the Holy Rude. This wasn't the traditional location for the coronations of Scottish kings. The ceremony was led by the Bishop of Orkney and John Knox. ¹
James Stewart, the illegitimate son of King James V of Scotland, and half-brother of Mary Stewart, was escorted from France through England to Edinburgh where he was declared Regent of Scotland to the young King James VI.
James Stewart, acting as regent to the young King, was assassinated by a member of the Hamilton family. It would be several months before a new regent was appointed.
A proxy marriage was performed in Denmark to wed James VI of Scotland, who was not present, to Anne, the daughter of King Frederick II of Denmark.
After the proxy marriage in Denmark, Queen Anne attempted to sail to Scotland to join King James, but bad weather prevented the Danish fleet, carrying the new queen, reaching Scottish shores. On hearing the news King James decided to rescue his queen himself.
Charles, the future king of England was born at Dunfermline Palace, Fife in Scotland.
Elizabeth's health was failing and before her death she reportedly named James of Scotland as her successor. She was buried in the Henry VII Chapel in Westminster Abbey.
Eleven days after the death of Queen Elizabeth, King James left Scotland and travelled to London.
The citizens of London welcomed their new King with entertainments.
On his journey to Scotland King James I visited Warkworth Castle. He found it in a state of disrepair and there were sheep and goats living within the rooms. ¹
King Charles I became the first person to succeed to the crown of both England and Scotland. His father James VI the King of Scotland from 1567 and later James I King of England from 1603. James was buried at Westminster Abbey.
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A Medieval Mystery
There appear to be some strange connections between the fourteenth century Old Wardour Castle and ancient stone circle Stonehenge.
Old Wardour Castle appears to be aligned to ancient sites in the Stonehenge landscape.
Stonehenge is aligned to the Summer Solstice. Old Wardour has a very similar alignment.
Could the builders of Old Wardour used mesaurements from Stonehenge to layout the geometrical keep?