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 (därn′lē), Lord. Title of Henry Stew·art or Stu·art (sto͞o′ərt, styo͞o′-) 1545-1567.
Scottish nobleman and second husband (1565-1567) of Mary Queen of Scots. He and a group of nobles killed David Rizzio, Mary's personal secretary, in 1566, and the following year Darnley was himself murdered, possibly at the urging of the Earl of Bothwell, who became Mary's third husband.


(Biography) Lord. title of Henry Stuart (or Stewart). 1545–67, Scottish nobleman; second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots and father of James I of England. After murdering his wife's secretary, Rizzio (1566), he was himself assassinated (1567)


(ˈdɑrn li)

Lord Henry Stewart or Stuart, 1545–67, Scottish nobleman: second husband of Mary Queen of Scots (father of James I of England).
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He wrote to Singletree, Darnley & Co., offering to sell out his rights in "The Shame of the Sun" for a hundred dollars, but they did not care to take the risk.
"Books, pictures, china, manuscripts, and the very chair that Mary Queen of Scots sat in when she heard of Darnley's murder.
1565: Mary Queen of Scots married her cousin, Lord Darnley, in the Old Abbey Chapel at Holyrood, Edinburgh.
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Sarah Darnley, 45, from Elgin, George Allison, 57, from Winchester, Duncan Munro, 46, from Bishop Auckland, and Gary McCrossan, 59, from Inverness, died and 14 others were rescued when the Super Puma aircraft crashed near Sumburgh Airport on Shetland.
At the launch party, guests were treated to drinks and cocktails from its exclusive drinks menu, canapes from head chef Aaron Darnley and chocolate bon bons from head pastry chef and Bake Off: The Professionals finalist Darryl Collins.
Firefighters have been tackling the blaze on Darnley Street, Old Trafford, since the early hours of yesterday.
The actor - who grew up in the Borders - plays Mary's second husband, Henry Lord Darnley, in the film.
Instead, Mary chooses her first cousin, Lord Darnley (Jack Lowden), and they produce a son and heir, James.
Firstly she was married to Francis II of France, then to her English cousin Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (played by Jack Lowden in the film), and finally to controversial Scottish aristocrat James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell (portrayed by Martin Compston in the film).