This forfeiture the conspirators were resolved to prevent, and chose the 9th of March to kill Riccio.
The pardon is attributed to the influence of Wicked David, Riccio.
Riccio was a man of solid acquirements, able and accomplished.
The reason is obvious: Darnley had not shone in the Riccio affair.
Riccio was killed, the parliament was dissolved, the banished lords recalled, and the queen a prisoner.
It appears somewhat doubtful whether Knox contemplated giving any detailed account of Riccio's life: compare vol.
Consequently this talk of her early amour with Riccio, an ugly Milanese musician, need not be credited.
These motives, if they ever existed at all, were but secondary with the conspirators who contrived Riccio's death.
In the sacristy is a standard painted with an Assumption by Riccio.
Riccio has the characteristic Comacine mixture of round arches in the foundation, and pointed ones above.