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IMAGE number
XLF3789865
Title
Murder of David Rizzio
Artist
Opie, John (1761-1807) (after) / English
Description
Murder of David Rizzio. Italian born courtier who became the private secretary of Mary, Queen of Scots. Rizzio (1533-1566) was murdered by the Queen's husband, Lord Darnley, who believed the secretary to be the father of the Queen's unborn child. After the engraving by G.Greatbach, after the painting by J.Opie. History of England, Vol.1 Hume & Smollet, George Virtue: London, plate after p.464
Credit
Lebrecht History / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
  • 16th century
  • Renaissance
  • britain
  • british
  • elizabethan
  • england
  • english
  • female
  • great britain
  • history
  • knife
  • male
  • man
  • protestant
  • royal
  • royals
  • royalty
  • scotland
  • sixteenth
  • united kingdom
  • wales
  • woman

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