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James Hepburn Bothwell
Birth: 1536
Death: Apr. 14, 1578

Scottish nobleman, 4th Earl of Bothwell. In 1567 Lord Darnley, the husband of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, was murdered, almost certainly by Bothwell, but he was aquitted of the crime at a mock trial. That same year he abducted the Queen and married her, and Mary created him Duke of Orkney. Soon afterwards a confederacy of nobles rose against him and he fled the country via the Shetland Isles headed for France, but he was shipwrecked in Norway where he was imprisoned. He was later transferred to Denmark where he died in confinement at Dragsholm Castle, in North Zealand. He was buried in the local parish church at Faarevejle. (bio by: Erik Skytte) 
 
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  Mary Stuart (1542 - 1587)*
 
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Burial:
Faarevejle Church
Copenhagen
Hovedstaden, Denmark
 
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Originally Created by: Erik Skytte
Record added: Apr 29, 2005
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James Hepburn Bothwell
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James Hepburn Bothwell
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James Hepburn Bothwell
Added by: Erik Skytte
 
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