[ both-wel, -wuhl, both- ]
/ ˈbɒθˌwɛl, -wəl, ˈbɒð- /
James Hepburn [hep-burn or, especially British, heb-ern], /ˈhɛp bɜrn or, especially British, ˈhɛb ərn/, Earl of, 1536?–78, third husband of Mary, Queen of Scots.
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How to use Bothwell in a sentence
And when, on further discussion, Jessie remembered their names—Poole and Bothwell—this fact brought out another discovery.
If Mary's passion had drawn her to share Bothwell's guilt, these acts were but awful preludes to her husband's doom.
Bothwell joined Murray and the English ambassador in praying for the recall of Morton and the exiles.
But whatever may have been the ties of passion or guilt which united them, Mary was now powerless in Bothwell's hands.
British Dictionary definitions for Bothwell
Earl of, title of James Hepburn . 1535–78, Scottish nobleman; third husband of Mary Queen of Scots. He is generally considered to have instigated the murder of Darnley (1567)
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