List Price: $39.95
Save: $10.86 (27%)
& FREE Shipping
Arrives: Oct 5 - 13
In stock.
Usually ships within 4 to 5 days.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from Book Depository US
Sold by Book Depository US
Ships from
Book Depository US

+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Like New | Details
Sold by thebookforest
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Page block, boards and binding are prestine. Dust wrapper in fine, like new condition. Well packaged and promptly shipped from California. US veteran operated.

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: Book Bunker USA
Add to Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: indoobestsellers
Add to Cart
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Amazon.com
Have one to sell?
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

Mary Queen of Scots’ Downfall: The Life and Murder of Henry, Lord Darnley Hardcover – November 21, 2017

3.7 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
$25.10 $24.99

The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Special offers and product promotions

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

There are very few books that have been written on the life of Lord Darnley, and very little was known about him prior to his marriage to Mary Queen of Scots. In my new book, I tell the story of one of the great cads of history, whose deluded ambitions led him to position himself as the rightful heir to both the English and Scottish crowns, eventually culminating in his murder at Kirk o' Field.

Darnley is remembered for his reputed good looks which seem to have attracted Mary, but it is clear she fell for a "fantasy of a man". This has been demonstrated by the extraordinary records of the biostatistician, Karl Pearson, who in 1928, compared Darnley's skull to all the known portraits of him. Pearson shows that he was not as good looking, facially at least, as history has suggested. The unflattering image of him on the cover of this book correlates closely with the outline of his skull.

Darnley's dissolute lifestyle, and interest in self-promotion, led Mary to believe that she needed to be rid of him. The Scottish peerage concluded that their only solution was to murder him. History has questioned whether she was implicated. My research into the layout of the crime scene, and the depositions of those accused of the murder, reveal surprising conclusions on who was involved.

Robert Stedall
January 2018

About the Author

Robert Stedall has made a specialist study of Tudor history and is the curator of the popular www.maryqueenofscots.net. He has also written Men of Substance, on the London Livery Companies’ reluctant part in the Plantation of Ulster.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 1.4 pounds
  • Hardcover : 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1473893313
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1473893313
  • Product Dimensions : 6.1 x 1.4 x 9.3 inches
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword History (November 21, 2017)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.7 out of 5 stars 11 ratings