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1534 ca1578, Apr 14
a prominent Scottish nobleman, known for his association with, abduction of, and marriage to Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, as her third and final husband. As Lord High Admiral of Scotland, Lord Bothwell sailed around Europe. During a visit to Copenhagen around 1559, he fell in love with Anna Tronds. She was a Norwegian noblewoman whose father, Kristoffer Trondson (Rustung), a famous Norwegian admiral, was serving as Danish Royal Consul. After their engagement, or more likely marriage under Norwegian law, Anna left with Bothwell. In Flanders, he said he was out of money and asked Anna to sell all her possessions. She complied and visited her family in Denmark to ask for more money. Anna was unhappy and apparently given to complaining about Bothwell. Bothwell's treatment of Anna played a part in his eventual downfall.
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05/15/1567-Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots marries James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell
06/15/1567-Battle of Carberry Hill: Protestant troops beat James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell's army
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