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Mercat Tours
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 the first step in ridding Scotland of ‘the rule of women and boys’? 

Did James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell, arrange for Darnley’s demise to leave Mary’s hand and throne free to him? 

Was Mary herself responsible for Darnley’s death as revenge for the murder of her dear Rizzio a year earlier?

Mercat Presents... invites guests to revel in a Murder Mystery Evening that history demands be resolved. 

Let our cast transport you back to the Edinburgh of 1567 where you meet the characters involved and absorb details of this historical conundrum. Relax over dinner in a venue of your choice whilst our players tantalise you with clues of the case.

Test your deductive abilities. Answer the time-honoured question – whodunit?

We can liven up a private dinner for groups of 20 in a venue of your choice, please get in touch and we'll be happy to arrange the next steps.

Murder Most Royal