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letters were produced in the privy council, 132. Takes
one of Bothwell's ships in Shetland, ii, 25. 49.


Hamilton, Gawin, abbot of Kilwinning, i. 90. A commis-

sioner at the conferences in England, 152. 157.
Hay, of Talla, one of the murderers, i. 126. ii. 8.

His ju-
dicial declaration, 277. His confession before his execu.

tion, 290.
Hepburn, of Bolton, one of the murderers, ïi. 8. Taken in

one of Bothwell's ships, 25. His judicial deposition, 282.

His confession before his execution, 289.
Herreis, lord, one of Bothwell's jury, i. 72. Gained by
Bothwell, 78. And present at the marriage, 92.

A como
missioner for the queen at York, 152. At Westminster,
157. His barangue on the accusation against the queen,
161. His answer to lord Lindsay's challenge, 185.

fronted with Murray, Morton, and Lethington, but refuses

to accuse them, 194.
Hubert, Nicholas. See Paris.
Huntley, earl of, his sister married to Bothwell, i. 13. Him-

self appointed chancellor, ib. Present at court on the
murder of Darnley, 41. Suspected of the murder, 52.
Present at the privy council for appointing Bothwell's
trial, 60. Frames a contract of marriage between Mary
and Bothwell, 61. And procures his sister's procuratory to
sue a divorce, ib. His attainder reversed in parliament,
77. Procures the bond of the nobility for Bothwell, 78.
Seized with the queen on her return from Stirling, 83.
Present at the queen's marriage with Bothwell, 90. 92.
His concern in the murder suppressed, 126. Reconciled to
the regent, 132. His hesitation at Stirling concerning the
seizure of the queen, 323. 329. Obtains a bond from
Murray, 378. n. ii. 102.


Kirkaldy. See Grange.
Kirk of Field, its situation, i. 32.p. Prebendaries chamber

described, ii. 16. Blown up with gun. powder, i. 36.
ii. 16. A mine not necessary, ib.


Lennox, earl of, solicits Mary to punish the murderers of his

son, i. 56. Accuses Bothwell of the murder, 59. Applies
to Elizabeth, and entreats Mary to defer the trial, 65.
Appears at the conference at Westminster to solicit justice,
160. His private opinion, when regent, of the queen's

guilt, 182.
Lesly, bishop of Ross, i, 62. Present at the privy council

that directed Bothwell's acquittal, 72. Signs the bond
for his marriage with the queen, 79. Present at the queen's
marriage with Bothwell, 90. 92. Supposed to have de-
vised the collusive seizure of her person, 93. n. Disap-
proves of the conference at York, 151. A commissioner
at the conference, 152. His intrigues at York to prevent
the accusation against the queen, 156. His objections to
the accusation when produced at Westminster, 161. Pro-
tests against, and dissolves, the conference, 165. 167.
Declines answering to the authenticity of the letters, 184.
Confronted with Murray, Morton, and Lethington, 192,
Whom he refuses to accuse, ib. His objections to the ad-
missibility of the letters as evidence, 208. His Defence of
Mary's Honour, when published, 251. Appeals to fic-

titious confessions, ii. 29.
Lethington, Maitland of, engaged in the murder of Rizio,
i. 9.

His account of the queen(s sickness, and aversion to
Darnley, 18. ii. 73. His share in the conference at Craig-
millar, i. 25. His marriage, 25. His message to Morton
after the interview at Whittingham, 29. Present at the
privy council that directed Bothwell's trial, 71. Seized
with the queen on lier return from Stirling, 83. Confe-
derates against Bothwell, 100. His explanation of the
confederacy, 104. Accessary to the murder, 30. 118.
140. Attached to the queen, 119. 123. Sends a copy

the letters to the queen, 150 His consultations with
Lesly during the conference at York, 157. His supposed
acknowledgment that he had frequently forged the queen's
baud, 134. A fiction, 245, n. His son's letter to Cam-
den on the subject, 247. Present at Bothwell's interview
with Morton at Whittingham, 318. His concern in the
murder attested by Ormiston, ii. 23. And Paris, 38. 56.

Arrested by Murray, but his trial prevented, 38.
Letters, the casket of, from the queen to Bothwell, inter-

cepted by Morton, i. 115. Why preserved by Bothwell,
116. When written, 28. 36. 82. Not immediately di-
vulged, 118. But employed to extort a resignation of the
crown, ib. 123. Produced in the privy council, 127.


And in parliament, 128. Communicated to the English
commissioners at York, 155. Produced at Westminster,
169. Examined by the privy council, 175. Collated witli

the queen's former letters, and pronounced genuine, 176.
Letters and sonnets ranslated into Scotch, 144. 150. 169.

English translation, 173. Preliminary objections to their
authenticity, 217. Renoved, 226. The supposed for-
gery can be fixed on no one, 231. Progress of the letters
to the press, 250. Latin version of the three letters an-
nexed to Buchanan's Detectio, 252. Not translated by
Buchanan, ib. But by Dr. Wilson, 255. Translated
from the Scotch copy left with Cecil, 261. The Scotch
copy published in London, with Buchanan's Detection,
and republished at St. Andrews, 262. French transla-
tion printed at Rochelle, 203. Professedly from the Latin
and Scotch, 270. Initial French sentences prefixed to
the Scotch translations, a part of the original, 272. State
of the argument concerning them, ib.

First letter, i. 274. ii. 150. Initial French sentence
examined, i. 274. Sequel of the letter, 283. Confirmed
by the queen's letter to archbishop Beton, 286. Their exact
coincidence, 291. Precise date of the first letter, 294.

- Second letter, ii. 192. Initial French sentence ex-
amined, i. 298. Remainder of the letter, 301. On what
occasion written, 302.

Third letter, ii. 196, Initial French sentence ex-
amed, i. 303. Its date and purport ascertained, 306.

Fourth letter, ii. 202. Initial French sentence ex-
amined, i. 311. Its date, 313. Chronological objec-
tions to the four letters preceding the murder, 315. Re-
moved, 317.

Fifth letter, ii. 209. Initial French sentence exa-
mined, i. 322.

Sixth letter, ji. 214. Initial French sentence ex-
amined, i. 324.

Seventh letter, ii. 217. Initial French sentence ex-
amined, i. 328.

Eighth letter, ii. 220. Initial French sentence ex-
amined, i. 331. Chronological objections to the four last
letters removed, 337. General observations on the let-

ters, 338. Their disappearance explained, 344.
Lindsay, lord, of the Byres, not an assessor on Bothwell's

trial, i. 71. A commissioner at the conferences in Eng-
land, 152. Sends a challenge to Herreis, 185.


Macgill, a lord of session, not an assessor on Bothwell's

trial, i. 71. An assistant to Murray at the conferences in

England, 152.
Maitland. See Lethington.
Mary, queen of Scots, her early education, i. 4. Her mar-

riage with Darnley, 5. Her vigour in preventing an in-
surrection on her marriage, 3.

Her behavour on the
murder of Rizio, 10. Expels the murderers from Scot-
land, 11. Her aversion to Darnley, on account of the mur-
der, ib. And affection for Bothwell, 13. When first be-
trayed into his arms, 14. Her anxiety for his safety when
he was wounded in Liddesdale, 15. Her journey and sick-
ness on that occasion, 17, 18. Returns with Bothwell to
Craigmillar, 19. Her profound melancholy; and share in
the conference at Craigmillar, 20.

Her behaviour to her
husband during the baptism at Stirling, 22. Grants a
pardon to the murderers of Rizio, 24. And revives the
consistorial jurisdiction of the primate, ib. Her letter to
archbishop Beton, 26. Her journey to Glasgow, ib. Re-
ceives French Paris as her chamberlain, 27. Persuades her
husband to return, ib. Brings him to the Kirk of Field, 30.
Sleeps two nights in the house, 34. Her pensions to the
servants necessarily privy to the murder, 35.51, 52. Con-
fronts lord Robert, her natural brother, with her husband,
35. The murderers introduced by Paris into her chamber,
where the gun-powder is placed, 36. Conclusions con-
cerning her guilt, 43. Suspended, 46. Her behaviour
after the murder, 47. Retires with Bothwell to Seton, 52.
Endeavours to deter Lennox from accusing Bothwell, 57.
Precipitates his trial, 60. Exhorted by archbishop Beton to
punish the murderers, 64. And by Elizabeth and Lennox
to defer the trial, and not to connive at their escape, 65.
Grants a collusive trial, 67. Accessary to the acquittal of
Bothwell, whom she distinguishes by new honours, 74. Her
answer to Elizabeth, 80. Not ignorant of the bond of the
nobility to Bothwell, 82. Seized and carried by Both-
well to Dunbar, 83. A fictitious rape, 84. ii. 122. Their re-
turn and marriage, i.87.93. Herapologies to foreign courts,
95. Association of the nobility against ber husband, 99.

from Borthwick castle to Dunbar, 102. Ad-
vances to Carberry hill, ib. Dismisses Bothwell, and sur-
renders to the nobility, 103. Her attachment to Bothwell
continues in full force, ib. Refuses to abandon him, and
is sent to Lochleven castle, 109. Conclusions eoncerning
her guilt, 110. Discovery of her letters, &c. to Bothwell,

115. Her resignation of the crown, how extorted, 119.
Her interview with Murray, 123. Escapes from Lochleven,
and retires into England, 133. Refused admission to
Elizabeth's presence, 134. Offers to submit her cause to
Elizabeth, 137. Retracts her offer, 140. Accedes to
a conference, 146. Object and implied conditions of the
conference, 147. Receives notice of the intended accusation,
148. And copies of the letters to be produced against
her, 150. Instructs Lethington to prevent the accusation,
152. Her commissioners at York, ib. Accuses Murray
of usurping the regency, 153. Her reply to his first de-
fence, 155. Her instructions to her commissioners at
Westminster, 158.

Breaks off the conference when ac-
cused of the murder, 165. Recriminates without proof,
against Murray and his adherents, 186. Demands copies
of the letters, but refuses to answer to the charge, 187.
198. Privy to a design to assassinate Murray, 195. Her
fictions concerning the conference, 202. Conclusions
concerning her guilt, 203. Confirmed by the nature of

her defence, 207.
Melvil, Sir James employed by the queen to raise the citizens

on Rizio's murder, i. 10. Observes her aversion to Darn-
ley, 11. Refused a sight of his dead body, 47. Tries to
dissuade her from a marriage with Bothwell, 77. Escapes
from his fury, ib. His memoirs not accurate, 93. 94. n.
101. n. ii. 107. When, and by whom, published, ib.

Sir Robert, brother to Sir James, i. 15. n. Sent am-
bassador to England, 100. A letter of his to Throckmor-
ton, 126. n.

James aus Andrew, two clergymen, visit Buchanan
when on his death-bed, i. 50. n. 246. ii. 141. An account
of his behaviour and of his history, in James Melvil's

Diary, ib.
Morton, earl of, engaged in the murder of Rizio, i. 9. Par-

doned, with bis associates, and permitted to return, 24.
But forbidden to approach the court, 29. His interview
with Bothwell and Lethington at Whittingham, ib. At
Abernethy when Darnley was murdered, 41. Not pre-
sent at Bothwell's trial, not accessary to his acquittal, 69.
One of the lords of articles in parliament, 75. One of the
confederates at Stirling, 100. Intercepts the casket of let-
ters, 115. Privy, but not accessary, to the murder of
Darnley, 118. 140. ii. 59. Commissioner at the copfer-
ences in England, i. 152. Confronted with Mary's coin-
missioners, who are afraid to accuse bimi, 192. Accus-
ed, tried, and convicted of a foreknowledge and conceal-
ing of the king's murder, ii.55.58. His trial, 350. And

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