The Tudor Society

17 February – Love at first sight for Mary, Queen of Scots? and Edward Seymour is made Duke of Somerset

Well, ok, perhaps love at second or third sight!

On this day in Tudor history, Saturday 17th February 1565, Mary, Queen of Scots, met and fell in love with Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, at Wemyss Castle in Scotland. Just over 7 months later, the couple got married.

Find out more about the background of this meeting between Mary, Queen of Scots and Lord Darnley, Mary's thoughts on Darnley, and what happened next, in this talk...

Also on this day in Tudor history, 17th February 1547, Edward Seymour, uncle of King Edward VI, was made Duke of Somerset.

He received this title shortly after Henry VIII's death.

Find out more bout Edward Seymour and why he received this title in this video...

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