In November 1566, at Craigmillar Castle, Mary and her nobles discussed what should be done with her husband, Lord Darnley. Mary could not divorce him, because she was a Catholic. The only other alternative was to have him killed. However, Mary refused to take part in any plan that would affect her honour or her conscience. So in her absence, the nobles signed the Craigmillar Bond, agreeing to murder Darnley.
This could be used by pupils to gain knowledge of the murder of Darnley. A chronology of events could be drawn up, followed by an illustrated story-board interpreting he events. Pupils could use their creative skills to consider actors who might play the key figures in the story and explain the characteristics that they would bring to the roles.