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Tartan Tories reveal another 'good' use for your money.

"He spent the last 10 years of his life chained to a pillar in a Danish dungeon, and died aged 42, alone and insane, in 1578.

The remains of James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell and third husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, have since lain in the crypt of Frevejle church, 60 miles from Copenhagen.

He had fled to Denmark in the hope of raising an army to put his wife back on the throne after she was forced to abdicate, but he was captured and never released.

Now a long-running campaign for Bothwell’s repatriation to Scotland, spearheaded by his only direct descendant Sir Alastair Buchan-Hepburn, has received new impetus – support from SNP MSP Jamie Hepburn."

"Jenny Wormald, Honorary Fellow in History at Edinburgh University, disagrees. The author of Mary Queen of Scots: A Study in Failure said: “Bothwell was a fairly thuggish Scots aristocrat, whose exploits included abducting the queen and marrying her to establish his power. Please let us not be taken in by the rubbish that this was a love match."

More hilarity from the Tartan Tory Tossers at http://www.heraldscotland.com/new...ack-remains-of-bothwell-1.1130806

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