James Hepburn Bothwell


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Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Death 14 Apr 1578 (aged 44)
Odsherred Kommune, Sjælland, Denmark
Burial Farevejle, Odsherred Kommune, Sjælland, Denmark
Memorial ID 10868391 View Source

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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  • Originally Created by: Erik Skytte
  • Added: 28 Apr 2005
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Hepburn Bothwell (12 Mar 1534–14 Apr 1578), Find a Grave Memorial ID 10868391, citing Fårevejle Church Cemetery, Farevejle, Odsherred Kommune, Sjælland, Denmark ; Maintained by Find a Grave .