The King, the Queen, her lover and his death: The Bonnie Earl of Moray.

Donibristle House site of Donibristle Castle There is very little left of the original Donibristle Castle, the site of the brutal murder of James Stewart, the 2nd Earl of Moray. There was a major program of rebuilding, and Donibristle House was built on the site of the castle in 1700. … → read more

The King, the Queen, her lover and his death – the Bonnie Earl of Moray – Introduction.

James Stewart, 2nd Earl of Moray   This week in Murder Ballad Monday we return to the murky, murderous past of Scotland, as we explore another one of Francis James Child’s collected ballads from Scotland and England. The plot reads like a Hollywood historical blockbuster. Two nobles in dispute over … → read more