Historian, Bishop of Ross, Scotland, 1565, born Kingussie, Inverness, Scotland, 1527; died Guirtenburg, Belgium, 1596.
From 1561 he was in the service of Mary Queen of Scots, and never wavered in his fidelity.
He spent several years in prison at Ely and the Tower for having favored the projected marriage of Mary with Norfolk, but in 1573 was exiled to the continent.
He assisted in revising and publishing the laws of Scotland, but is chiefly remembered for his Latin history of his native land.
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