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The long and plain reception
hall contains many portraits
of royalty, old and rusty-
No furniture or hansome
objects within-
The most interest is centred [sic]
in the small bed room of
Mary Queen of Scots- Her
bed and bedstead stand -Queen Marys bed-
there yet- a canopy held up by brass pillars- A little white
spot on the bed shows all thats left from “tourists” of her blanket- now
protected by a railing- In the photo- beyond the bed can be
seen the pictures in the old tapestry- At the left is a door leading
into a small private passage from below- Up that narrow stair-
way came the conspirators headed by Lord Darnley- In an adjoining
closet they found her favorite Riccio who clung to the Queens skirts, but
they forced them apart and stabbed him in 56 places— dragged
his body through to the ante-chamber where the blood stains are yet
said to be visible and we saw a crowd hunting for them-
Holy rood chapel adjoining the Palace, in the rear, is in ruins,
full of interest to the historian, founded in 1128- contains a few
slabs marking the tombs of old families. In front of the large
end-window stood the high alter in front of which Queen Mary and
Lorn Darnley were married. Under the last arch on the right
was the royal vault where several Kings and Queens of Scotland
were buried. The door is protected by an iron fence, but nothing

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