Elizabeth I - Study Guide Chapter 7, pgs. 244 - 307 Summary & Analysis

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In February 1567, Darnley's house near Edinburgh explodes and his dead body is discovered outside. Mary is not with him at the time. There are rumors that Mary is involved in the plot. Rumors are that James, Earl of Bothwell is involved in the murder. Mary did not take steps to have a thorough investigation and the case against him is dropped for lack of evidence. Bothwell marries Mary on May 15.

Elizabeth wants Prince James brought to England where he will grow up under her protection. Elizabeth will not assist unless she is given custody of the Prince. There is a great deal of opposition to Mary and Bothwell in Scotland. Mary is eventually captured and incarcerated. Elizabeth does not care about Mary but she does care about the institution of monarchy and send Sir Nicholas Throckmorton to intervene. While he is...

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