Murder Most Royal: Queen’s Consort Found Murdered!
An enormous explosion rocked Kirk o’ Fields house yesterday, 10 February 1567, and the body of Henry, Lord Darnley, was found in the grounds. Palace officials have launched a nation-wide search for his murderer or murderers. Speculation is rife about who could be responsible. During his two years of marriage to Mary, Queen of Scots, Darnley made many enemies. Has the rebellious Earl of Moray dispatched him as step one in ridding Scotland of ‘the rule of women and boys’? Did James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell, arrange for Darnley’s demise to leave Mary free to marry him? Was Mary herself responsible for Darnley’s death as revenge for the murder of Rizzio a year earlier?
Underground Edinburgh invites guests to revel in a Murder Mystery Evening within the vicinity of the murder scene itself. Let our talented performers transport you back to the Edinburgh of 1567 where you meet the characters involved and absorb details of this historical conundrum. Relax over a menu that features fine, fresh Scottish produce, specially created to suit your taste and occasion, while our players tantalise you with clues and pieces of evidence. A Murder Mystery Evening where we invite you to become judge, jury and participant in the trial of Mary Queen of Scots!
Test your deductive abilities. Answer the time-honoured question. Whodunnit?
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