Bp. of Ross from 1566. In 1569 he became Mary, Queen of Scots' ambassador to Elizabeth I, but in 1571 he was imprisoned for assisting Mary in her projected marriage to the Duke of Norfolk. He was set free in 1573 on condition that he left Britain; on the Continent he continued to further plans in the RC interest. The later part of his De Origine, Moribus, et Rebus Gestis Scotorum (Rome, 1578) is an authority for contemporary events.
Subjects: Christianity — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).