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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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Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, by Thomas Anthony Dean, published by  Harding & Lepard, after  Hans Eworth - NPG D31828

Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley

by Thomas Anthony Dean, published by Harding & Lepard, after Hans Eworth
stipple and line engraving, published 1826
NPG D31828

Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, after Hans Eworth - NPG D42673

Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley

after Hans Eworth
hand-coloured photogravure, published 1902 (1555)
NPG D42673

Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, after Hans Eworth - NPG D42674

Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley

after Hans Eworth
photogravure, published 1902 (1555)
NPG D42674

Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, after Hans Eworth - NPG D42675

Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley

after Hans Eworth
photogravure, published 1902 (1555)
NPG D42675

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Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley; Mary, Queen of Scots

by Robert Dunkarton, published by Samuel Woodburn, after Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke)
mezzotint, published 1816
NPG D20253


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