the unfortunate earl of Bothwell
Anonymous portrait of the unfortunate James Hepburn, earl of Bothwell.
He was the third husband of the equally unfortunate Mary, queen of Scots.

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Several questions come up more often than others, so I'll answer them here -

Attribution: If I know the location of a portrait, it is listed with the commentary. If there is no information, it means I simply haven't completed my research on a particular work. I may post something eventually - but this website is a hobby and I can't update at regular intervals, only when I have the time.

When was the site last updated?: Updates to the site are listed at the What's New? page.

When do you add new portraits?: Whenever I find a new portrait - and the time to add it. I prefer to add several portraits at once. Check back every few months to see the additions.

Where can I view the new portraits?: All new additions are listed at the (you guessed it) What's New? page.

Where can I buy prints / posters of the portraits?: The best place to visit is the National Portrait Gallery, London's website. They have the largest collection of Tudor-related portraits and will ship prints, posters, postcards, etc anywhere in the world. Yes, they've threatened to sue me numerous times but I'll still direct you to their shop. I won't hold their torturous legal reasoning (or lack thereof) against them.  :-)

Who are you? Where do you work? What are your qualifications? etc: Again, this website is my hobby. It's not a professional website. It's not sponsored by anyone or any organization. I am proud that all of the information at the site is as accurate as current research allows, - and if you find any factual errors, please email me. (No one has in twelve years, but I know it may happen - alas.) However, I value my privacy, - and so there is no personal information listed at any of my websites. If this is a problem for students, I do apologize. My advice is to direct your teacher to the site. They may email me directly and I will happily provide my degrees / educational info.

<>Can I use the portraits for my project / site / etc?: If you wish to use any of the portraits for a school project, or for personal use, please do so. If you use them for an internet site, please email me so we can exchange links.

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