The Overbury Murder: Lust, adultery, corruption and witchcraft at James I’s Court

Sir Thomas Overbury's murder caused a major scandal during James I's reign. It damaged the monarchy and James' court was condemned as evil and corrupt. Robert Carr became the King’s favourite after he broke his leg in a jousting tournament on 24 March 1607. James fancied young handsome men. He rose rapidly—knighted later that year…