Her wedding 90 days later on into the primary suspect, the Earl of Bothwell, ended up being an work of breathtaking stupidity. It really is scarcely astonishing that the Scots overthrew Mary and locked her up.
Having escaped, she ended up being angry to put her advantage away by visiting England, where she could simply be thought to be a hazard, as opposed to to France, where she could have been welcomed with available hands.
Emperor Rudolf II (1576–1612)
Some historians are kinder to Rudolf than previously, but by any criteria he had been a disastrous ruler.
He had been elected Holy Roman Emperor in 1576, he spent most of his time dabbling in alchemy and astrology though he was prone to long bouts of deep depression and melancholia and.
A staunch Catholic, Rudolf tore up the spiritual settlement that when it comes to previous twenty years had kept Germany’s Catholics and Protestants from each others’ throats, and embarked for a crusade to get rid of Protestantism from Germany’s towns and villages.