Mary and Darnley
Mary and Darnley
Real Names: Queen Mary
King Darnley
Ages: 23 & 20
Status: Seperated


Length of Relationship:

6 months


Kingdom of Scotland
House of Stuart
House of Tudor

First appearance: With Friends Like These

Couples Married Season 4
"I made you King. But we will never be equals."
Queen Mary

Early lifeEdit

Season 4Edit

Lady Keira and Lord Darnley want to get married. However, Keira is promised to Lord White by her family. When Lord Darnley is summoned to English Court by Queen Elizabeth she brokers a deal with him. [1]

Lord Darnley promises not to marry Queen Marry of Scotland, and in return, Queen Elizabeth will pay off Keira's dowry to her family so she and Lord Darnley can marry. However before the sum could be paied in secret by a single horseman, Lord Narcisse arranged his murder. [2]

Lord Darnley stops into visit Keira on his way to Scotland with his mother, Lady Lennox. He promises he'll return for her in a week and they will meet at their special place. Before he returns, Keira receives a letter from him, breaking things off, so she marries Lord White. [2] [3]

Highland Games
Mary Stuart and James Stuart recieved another letter from "Loyal Watchman" warning of Lord Darnley's. Mary told her brother to find out who he was, and start with John Knox. He had schemed with letters before, and the outcome cost Lola her life. James agrees to being up the matter with Emily Knox.

Mary and Darnley talk about his former relationship with Lady Keira, and Queen Mary accuses him of having an affair. He denies it, informing her she is already married to Lord White. [4]

Of the arriving guest to witness Mary and Darnley's Catholic wedding, few are as important as Lucrezia de' Medici. She lends legitimacy and strength both to Queen Mary's Scottish rule and Queen Mary and Lord Darnley's joint claims to the English Throne.

However, after Lord Darnley jokingly insulted King Francis, Lucrezia withdrew her support and set sail for the following day back to Florence. Mary was very upset over this, because if the Duchess left, she took her support and the promise of funding with her. Lucrezia agreed to reconsider if she was given the lands belonging to Lord Theodore Davies. The lands were quite valuable, and come with a title, The Earldom of Menteith. Only with this exchange would she continue supporting Mary's rule.

After a day of misadventures, Queen Mary and Lord Bothwell were able to acquiring the Davies Estate' papers. With that, Lucrezia was pleased to continue the alliance between Florence and Scotland.

Meanwhile, Lady Keira was sick and weak with fever, an later died after being stuck by a cart in Scotland, after James Stuart forced her to her feet, and back to England on Mary's behalf. [5]

John Knox had been corresponding with Lord White after Lady Keira's passing. Informing him that his late wife was having an affair with Lord Darnley, and advised White on the opportunity to avenge his wife's honor. Via a secret meeting, meaning Darnley would be unprotected and away from the castle. Lord White was already en route to Scotland to murder the future King before Mary Stuart could marry him. James Stuart went ahead and stopped him at the border crossings just before dawn. [6]

Dead of Night
Mary Stuart tells Greer she is pregnant with King Darnley's child. Telling her, only Darnley knows, and she's also told James Stuart before he left. Greer Apologies for being hard on Mary about James. Mary tells her it's alright. In trying to protect her throne, she put her brother in a dangerous position that ended with his banishment.

Mary and Darnley are talking about Lord Bothwell. The man who despises Darnley, and Mary invited him to Court. Mary tells him, after James left she was upset, and needed someone she could trust.

Lord Ruthven and Darnley were both involved, and Ruthven even lead the murder of David Rizzio in place of the missing Lord Bothwell in front of the very pregnant Queen Mary. [7]

The next morning, James Stuart and his men took back the castle. For the crimes of high treason and insurrection against the crown, Lord Ruthven was sentenced to death, by Queen Mary. [8]


(To Lord Darnley)
Mary Stuart: All though I am curious. Have you already named our children? Or did you leave that part for me?
James Stuart: Well, I hope one of them will be called James. After our father. [9]

Mary Stuart: I’ll be honest Lord Darnley. I did nor expect to like you. But I do. [9]

Lord Darnley: I am an ambitious man. And if this is my one chance at king, I will take it. And if I am king for only as long as you live, then I say long live the Queen. [9]

(To Queen Mary)
James Stuart: He does have his father’s history to overcome. You knew that when you chose him.
Lord Darnley: Chose me like a prized pony. [10]

Lord Darnley: I do have a first name, you know. It’s Henry.
Mary Stuart: Darnley…
Lord Darnley: Darnley it is then. [10]

Lord Darnley: I let you win that race.
Mary Stuart: Oh really Lord Darnley. I was unaware that your crushing defeat was an act of charity. [11]

Lord Darnley: How dare you, didn't you notice that I defied the queen of England for you!?
Mary Stuart: Oh, you enjoyed it.
Lord Darnley: I did! [11]

Lord Darnley: I’m going to be your husband.
Mary Stuart: I had a husband! and I loved him and he was murdered in cold blood before my eyes. [11]

Lord Darnley: Before I met you, I loved someone. In that way that should've lasted a lifetime, but it didn't. And when I lost her I thought I'd never feel again, and yet here I am. Here we are.As king and queen, our lives will always be in peril. We're gonna be in danger no matter whether we're together or not. Because of who we are, Mary, because of our blood.
Mary Stuart: Elizabeth will keep coming after us.
Mary Stuart: Let her come .Let the danger come. [11]

Queen Mary: Darnley is a better man than you think.
James Stuart: Really. Who told you that. Darnley? [12]

Queen Mary: You will be my husband in name only. And we will never be happy. And I will never forgive you. [12]

King Darnley: Mary! I’m glad you’ve come! What do you think?!
Queen Mary: Well, you commissioned it for your coronation, it only needs to please your ear. [13]

Queen Mary: I had hoped that our marriage would be a partnership in every way. but with your drinking, your cheating, your blind ambition
King Darnley: I am trying to be better!
Queen Mary: Then try harder. [13]

Queen Mary: She would know that you were behind it, as well.
King Darnley: Would she? If I confirmed your efforts to destroy her, allowing her to justifiably come after you would she care?
Queen Mary: Are you actually threatening your wife and queen when I am carrying our child?
King Darnley: That child exists solely to replace me! [14]

King Darnley: I will be a true King. And we will finally be equals.
Queen Mary: I made you King. But we will never be equals. [14]

Queen Mary: You can’t expect everyone to be glad you are back at Court, Darnley. Some of us know you. [15]

King Darnley: In the inevitable War of Two Queen. [16]


Historical NotesEdit



Season Four
With Friends Like These A Grain Of Deception Leaps of Faith Playing With Fire Highland Games Love & Death Hanging Swords Unchartered Waters
Pulling Strings A Better Man Dead of Night The Shakedown Coup de Grace A Bride. A Box. A Body. Blood in the Water All It Cost Her

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