The Stuarts, the Ruthvens and the 'Gowrie Conspiracy'
Ian Allan 2010
Hardback 304pp Illustrated
9780711035263   Product Code: 10869
In 1600, at their house in Perth, the Earl of Gowrie and his brother were stabbed to death by the attendants of James VI, who alleged they were attempting to kill the king. The brothers' decomposing corpses were later propped up in a courtroom and tried for treason. In this gripping work of historical detection Davies probes the gruesome mystery to establish why James, who would ascend the English throne less than three years later, should wish to exterminate this noble family.