|Father||James (III, King of Scotland 1460-1488)||Mother||Margaret (of Denmark)|
Family Tree Details
James (IV King of Scotland 1488-1513) (b.1473 - d.1513)
+Margaret (Tudor, Daughter of Henry VII) (b.1489 - d.1541)
= James (V, King of Scotland 1513-1542) (b.1512 - d.1542)
+Mary (of Guise) ( - d.1560)
| = Mary (Stuart, Queen of Scotland) (b.1542 - d.1587)
| +Francis (II, King of France 1559-1560) (b.1544 - d.1560)
| +Henry (Lord Darnley) (b.1546 - d.1567)
| = James (VI of Scotland, 1567-1625, from 1603 James I of England) (b.1566 - d.1625)
+Erskine, Margaret (Lady)
= Stewart, James (1st Earl of Moray) (b.1531? - m.1570)
King James III of Scotland agreed that his new born son, James, should marry Edward IV's daughter Cecily. Cecily was only four and the agreement stated that the marriage should wait until both were old enough. Also, if either died before that time, a substitute would be found. This agreement brought peace between Scotland and England until October 1519.
Shortly after the death of his father, James IV was crowned King of Scotland at Scone Abbey.
The Univesity at Aberdeen was founded by William Elphinston Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland under James III. The Bishop sent the request for a foundation on behalf of King James IV to the Pope for permission which was granted by a Papal Bull that was issued on February 14th.
Warbeck arrived in Scotland near the end of November and was greeted by the Scottish king James IV. The king gave the pretender money and arranged a marriage to Lady Catherine Gordon, daughter of the earl of Huntley. ¹
In support of Perkin Warbeck, who had taken refuge in Scotland, King James invaded England in an attempt to remove king Henry VII. The invasion quickly failed and the Scots returned home.
After the previous year's invasion by the Scottish king, James IV, King Henry demanded money be collected in the form of taxes to pay for an invasion of his own into Scotland.
One of the conditions of a seven-year peace treaty between England and the Scots had meant Perkin Warbeck had to leave Scotland. With a small army Warbeck landed on the south coast on England at Whitsand Bay, Cornwall. It was a favourable location as Cornwall was home to a good number of rebels.
This peace treaty signed between King Henry VII of England and King James IV of Scotland was an attempt to bring long term peace between the two nations. Part of the agreement was the marriage of James to Henry's daughter Margaret.
Henry VII and his eldest daughter Margaret, started their journey to Scotland where the arranged marriage between Margaret and the Scottish King James IV would take place. Margaret was only fourteen years old.
The marriage of the 30 year old Scottish king James IV to Margaret the 14 year old daughter of Henry VI took place at Holyrood house in Edinburgh.
Urquhart Castle was given as a gift to the Grant family by King James IV of Scotland with the understanding that extensive building work was to be carried out. This included the construction of a new tower and supporting buildings so that the surrounding lands could be better protected.
King James IV of Scotland's invasion of England came to an end at the Battle of Flodden where he was killed. The English were led by Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey. Henry VIII was in France at the time.
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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?