geenalogy, scotland, mary queen of scots, ruthven, perth, hollyrood
Patrick Ruthven was born in the Scottish Highlands around 1520. He was a passionate man and fought hard for his beliefs. According to stories written about him he was as mighty with the dagger as he was with the pen. He will be forever known as the main instigator of the murder of Rizzio, the confidante of Mary Queen of Scots. But in our household he is simply known as grandpa Patrick.
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