James IV Of SCOTLAND: Birth: 17 Mar 1472/73 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Death: 9 SEP 1513 in Battle of Flodden Field, Branxton, Northumberland, England
Note: N19517 !James III (1451-88), king of Scotland (1460-88), son of King James II, born in Stirling. He was crowned king in 1460 after the death of his father. A regency ruled until 1469, when he began his personal rule. Through his marriage to Margaret of Denmark in the same year, James gained control of the Orkney and Shetland islands. James was unpopular with the Scottish nobles, who were led by his brother Alexander Stewart, duke of Albany. The nobles seized the king and kept him prisoner in the castle at Edinburgh. Under the duke of Albany, English forces took Berwick and advanced to Edinburgh. In 1487, James made peace with the English, thereby further alienating his turbulent nobles, who rose in rebellion and induced James's son, later James IV, to become their nominal head. In the ensuing battle at Sauchieburn between the nobles and the Royalists, James was defeated, and he was murdered after the battle by one of the rebels. He was succeeded by James IV. "James III," Microsoftr Encartar Encyclopedia 99.
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