Editors. "Scottish Catholic leader found guilty of forging a letter from the King". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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Sir John Elphinstone, Lord Balmerino, leader of the Scottish Catholic party, is found guilty of having forgery, having sent a letter to Pope Clement VIII purporting to be from James VI and I. However, his life is spared.