DISCOVERED 1567 (OR NOT)
The Casket Letters might or might not
have been forgery.
If they were real, they were eight
letters and a bunch of poems written by
Mary Queen of
Scots to her lover James Hepburn, the 4th earl of Bothwell,
proving that they were planning to kill Mary's husband Henry Stewart, the earl of Darnley.
However, many historians think the
Casket Letters, or at least the part of the letters that held the
evidence against Mary, were a fake.
In any event, the letters vanished in
The correspondence was called the Casket
Letters because they supposedly had been found in James Hepburn's
June 20, 1567.