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Mary, Queen of Scots. The declaration of the will of Marie, Quene of Scotland, 1566

Identifier: De.1.12/22

Scope and Contents

This paper consists of a closely written sheet of four pages, in a contemporary hand, and contains the instructions the Queen dictated when lying ill at Jedburgh, after the famous ride she took on horseback to visit the Earl of Bothwell at Hermitage Castle. It was likely transcribed by John Lesley, the Bishop of Ross.


  • Creation: 1566


Language of Materials



2 Leaves


Drummond, William, and Robert H. (Robert Hugh) MacDonald. The Library of Drummond of Hawthornden / Edited with an Introduction by Robert H. MacDonald. (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1971). Item no. 1374.
Queen Mary at Jedburgh in 1566. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1880/1), pp. 227-229. [accessed 28/11/2023]

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