She was branded a murderer and an adulteress, following her marriage to the man who was accused of killing her husband. This statement could be part of a synopsis for a future episode of one of my favourite soaps, but this was just another chaotic chapter in the life of Mary Queen of Scots.
Loch Leven, Kinross
On May, 2nd 1568, Mary escaped from Loch Leven Castle, where she had been imprisoned since, June 1567, after being accused of conspiring to kill her second husband, Lord Darnley. When I visited there on Wednesday, it was cold and damp, but if the North wind was as cutting on the night she made her escape across the Loch, in a small boat with the help of George Douglas and Lord Seton. Brrrr.