The History of Leith

February 3, 2012

James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell

James Hepburn, 1st Duke of Orkney (c. 1534 – 14 April 1578), better known by his inherited title as 4th Earl of Bothwell, was hereditary Lord High Admiral of Scotland. He is best known for his association with and subsequent marriage to Mary, Queen of Scots, as her third husband. He was the last royal consort of Scotland only, as the spouses of all subsequent Scottish monarchs were also the Royal Consorts of England, Wales and Ireland, after the Union of the Crowns. for more click here

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