|Father||Robert (II, King of the Scots 1371-1390)||Mother||Mure, Elizabeth|
Family Tree Details
Robert (III, King of Scotland 1390-1406) ( - d.1406)
+Drummond, Annabella (b.1350 - d.1401) =Stewart, David (Duke of Rothesay) ( - d.1402) =James (I, King of Scotland 1406-1437) (b.1394 - d.1437) +Beaufort, Joan =Margaret (Stewart) ( - d.1445) | +Louis (XI, King of France 1461-1483) =Isabella (Stewart) ( - d.1494) =Eleanor (Stewart) ( - d.1480) =James (II, King of Scotland 1437-1460) | +Mary (of Guelders) (b.1433 - d.1463) | =James (III, King of Scotland 1460-1488) ( - d.1488) =Joan (Stewart) ( - d.1480)
Robert (III), the future king of Scotland, was born at Scone.
Robert II, King of the Scots died at the age of seventy-four and was succeeded by Robert III who ruled from 1390 to 1406. Robert II was buried at Scone Abbey.
To stop the Scots raiding the northern borders of England, Henry took an army into Scotland. The Scottish king Robert III did not concede defeat and Henry had to resort to minor raids of his own without any real outcome for either side.
David, the eldest son of Robert III, King of Scotland, was arrested by his uncle, Robert the duke of Albany and locked up in Falkland Palace where he died in 1402. This led to James I becoming the next king of Scotland.
Robert III of Scotland had fled from the Duke of Albany to Rothesay Castle and had attempted to send his son James to France. English pirates intercepted James and he was sent to London and imprisoned.
With the death of Robert III, King of the Scots, James I became the new King of Scotland but as he was imprisoned by the English, his uncle Robert, Duke of Albany, acted as Regent until the release of James in 1424.
Robert III, King of Scotland died at Rothesay Castle. His son James, although the rightful heir to the Scottish throne, was not crowned until 1424.
A Medieval Mystery
There appear to be some strange connections between the fourteenth century Old Wardour Castle and ancient stone circle Stonehenge.
Old Wardour Castle appears to be aligned to ancient sites in the Stonehenge landscape.
Stonehenge is aligned to the Summer Solstice. Old Wardour has a very similar alignment.
Could the builders of Old Wardour used mesaurements from Stonehenge to layout the geometrical keep?