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Description : Excerpt from Lives of the Queens of Scotland and English Princesses, Vol. 6: Connected With the Regal Succession of Great Britain It has been occasionally asserted that Adam Bothwell, Bishop of Ork ney, was cousin to the notorious Earl of Bothwell; but Bothwell was not the name but the title of that nobleman, who was maternally descended from the most illustrious houses in Scotland, and related to the Queen her self, through his descent from Queen Jane Beaufort, widow of James I., by her second husband, Sir James Stuart; whereas Bothwell, Bishop of Ork ney, was the son of a rich Edinburgh burgess and Katharine Bellenden, aunt of Patrick Bellenden who aimed his rapier at Mary's breast, and the justice-clerk, Sir John Bellenden, one of the most artful agents in Queen Mary's ruin. When no other ecclesiastic, either of the old church or the reformed, could be found to marry the Queen to the Earl ofbothwel], Sir John Bellenden suborned Adam, Bishop of Orkney, who was also a Lord of Session, to perform the unhallowed ofiice, at the which he preached a sermon from the second chapter of Genesis. This, from first to last, proves that he acted entirely under the inﬂuence of the conspirators. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.