Editors. "Bothwell carries off Mary Queen of Scots to Dunbar". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell, abducts Mary Queen of Scots on her way from Linlithgow to Edinburgh, and takes her to his palace at Dunbar, where he coerces her into marriage with him.