Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley(1545-1567), Second Consort of Mary, Queen of Scots
Sitter associated with 25 portraits
Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley, was the first cousin and second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the father of her son James VI of Scotland. He had claims to both the Scottish and English thrones and became aware of his inheritance and status from an early age. He married Mary, Queen of Scots in 1565 and their son, James, was born the following year. Darnley was implicated in the murder of Mary's secretary David Riccio and was himself murdered within two years of their marriage.
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