Copy, 1828, of the account of his activities leading to his flight from Scotland in 1567 and his subsequent adventures on the coast of Norway composed by James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell, in 1568, whilst he was confined at Copenhagen by order of the King of Denmark. Edit




  • 1568. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    14 folios. Folio.



  • Scope and Contents

    The account was intended to show that Bothwell was the victim of ill will on the part of the Scottish nobility, and to persuade the King to release him; but he was unsuccessful and remained in prison until his death in 1578.

    Following an application by the Curators of the Advocates` Library to the philologist R C Rask, this copy was made in 1828 from the original, in Drottningholm, by P A Wallmark, Librarian to the King of Sweden.

  • Existence and Location of Copies

    Microfilm available: Mf.Sec.MSS.351.

  • Bibliography

    The account was printed from this copy (with Wallmark`s attestation of its accuracy), together with a number of other papers, in "Les affaires du Comte de Boduel l`an M.D.LXVIII" (Bannatyne Club, 1829).

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.