a Scottish author and apologist for Mary, Queen of Scots. He was born in Dunfermline, Scotland and died in Poitiers, France. Adam was orphaned at a young age and his education was sponsored by his great uncle, Robert Reid, Bishop of Orkney. Blackwood went to the University of Paris and then on to Toulouse to study civil law, with the direct patronage of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots then in the French CourtBlackwood's major work was a critique of George Buchanan's dialogue De Iure Regni apud Scotos, (1579), in which Buchanan had intended to justify to the forced abdication of Mary, Queen of Scots.
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