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4th earl of Bothwell, James Hepburn (c. 1535—1578) 4th Earl of, Scottish nobleman


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Mary, queen of Scots' marriage to Bothwell in May 1567 provoked widespread protest. On 15 June at Carberry Hill, east of the city of Edinburgh, they were confronted by a superior force. While negotiations continued, Mary's troops began to desert. Bothwell fled north and finished up in lifelong captivity in Denmark. Mary abdicated in favour of her infant son James.

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