Pregnant Kitchen & Dining 9-Mar 1566 David Riccio's murder… The Queen was seven months pregnant (wit…


Pregnant Kitchen & Dining   9-Mar	1566	David Riccio's murder... The Queen was seven months pregnant (wit...

9-Mar 1566 David Riccio's murder… The Queen was seven months pregnant (with James VI) at the time. Having burst into the Queen's private dining room, the rebels, led by Patrick Ruthven, 3rd Lord Ruthven, demanded Rizzio be handed over. The Queen refused. Rizzio then hid behind Mary, After this violent struggle, Rizzio was stabbed an alleged 56 times before being thrown down the main staircase and stripped of his jewels and fine clothes.

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