JAMES V OF SCOTLAND

Who was the real Man behind King James the V of Scotland and what was important in his reign?

TIME-LINE AND ADDITIONAL FACTS ON KING JAMES THE V OF SCOTLAND

TIME-LINE OF JAMES V OF SCOTLAND

 
 
1512
  • 10TH APRIL: James was  born the son of Margaret Tudor and James IV of Scotland at Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, Scotland
1513
  • 9TH SEPTEMBER Battle Of Flodden. This was between England and Scotland. Catherine of Aragon is commander for the English, James IV, Scotland, is commander for the Scots. Result Decisive English Victory James IV is killed and James is King of Scotland.
  • 21ST SEPTEMBER: The coronation of James as king of Scotland fifth of his name. crowned in the chapel royal at Stirling castle by James Beaton, Archbishop of Glasgow.
1514
  • JUNE – Battle of Hornshole in the Scottish Borders: Young men from Hawick defeat a raiding party from England.
  • 6TH AUGUST: James mother Margaret Tudor, married Archibald Douglas, 6th earl of Angus
1515
  • 8TH OCTOBER: James half-sister Margaret Douglas, future Countess of Lennox is born
1517
  • FEBRUARY: James came from Stirling to Holyrood house, Edinburgh, but during an outbreak of plague in the city he was moved to the care of Antoine D'arces at nearby rural Craigmillar castle
  • 26TH AUGUST The Treaty Of Rouen
1522
  • MAY – England presents an ultimatum to France and Scotland
1524
  • FEBRUARY Malcolm Fleming, 3rd Lord Fleming married Janet Stewart, James half-sister. the illegitimate daughter of King James IV of Scotland
1526
  • JULY: The guardianship of the James was entrusted to Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus., James was a virtual prisoner to him
  • 4TH SEPTEMBER: The Battle Of Linlithgow Bridge, between Earl of Lennox Archibald Douglas and James Hamilton.
Result: James Remained Under The Control Of   Archibald  Douglas
1528
  • 11TH MARCH: James mother Margaret Tudor is divorced from Archibald Douglas, 6th earl of Angus.
  • END OF MARCH: Margaret Tudor & her lover, Henry Stewart, were besieged at Stirling castle. a few weeks later,
  • JUNE: James escaped from Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus custody, and took refuge with Margaret and Arran at Stirling, after which the Douglas’s lost their lands.
1529
  • 26TH JUNE:  James meets Leonard Warcup, Berwick Pursuivant
1530
  • APRIL: John Stewart, Duke of Albany, is appointed a commissioner to finalize the royal marriage between James and Madeleine of Valois, however, due to her ill health Mary of Bourbon, was proposed.
1531
  • James illegitimate son James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray is born by mistress, Lady Margaret Erskine, James favourite mistress.
1532
  • James illegitimate daughter Jane Stuart is born. by his mistress Elizabeth Bethune
  • The Creation of the college of justice, founded by James.
1533
  • James illegitimate Robert Stewart, 1st Earl of Orkney is born, by his mistress Eupheme Elphinstone.
1535
  • JANUARY James wrote to Francis I in France.
  • 3RD JUNE: James wrote from Stirling castle to Francis I regarding his possible marriage to Madeleine, the treaty, and the alternative offer of Mary of Bourbon.
  • James is invested as a knight of the Garter
1536
  • 6TH MARCH: The contract was made for James V to marry Mary of Bourbon, daughter of the Duke of Vendome. she would have a dowry as if she were a French princess.
  • 29TH MARCH: A final contract made at Cremieu, near Lyon, for Mary to marry James, sealed by Francis I of France
  • 1ST SEPTEMBER: James sailed from Kirkcaldy travels to France to meet, Mary of Bourbon, at St. Quentin in Picardy
  • OCTOBER: James went boar-hunting at Loches with Francis, and his son the Dauphin,
1537
  • 1ST JANUARY James married Madeleine of Valois at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris
  • MAY: James and Madeleine left France for Scotland
  • 19TH MAY: James and Madeleine arrived at 10 o'clock on Whitsun-Eve in Scotland
  • 7TH JULY Madeleine, the so-called "Summer Queen" of Scots, died in her husband's arms at Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Janet Douglas, Lady Glamis burnt to death. accused of witchcraft, against him.
  • There are Marriage negotiations with Mary of Guises and Henry VIII of England, James was also interested in Mary of Guise's hand marriage also.
1538
  • 18TH MAY: The proxy by marriage of James and Mary of Guises at Notre Dame De Paris.
  • 10TH JUNE: Mary of Guises landed in Scotland. at Crail in Fife.
  • 12TH JUNE: James married Mary of Guise
  • James illegitimate son James was appointed Prior of St Andrews, Fife,
1539
1540
  • 22ND FEBRUARY: James wife, Mary of Guise's coronation. Mary was crowned Queen consort of Scotland at Holyrood Abbey  by David Beaton, Archbishop of St Andrews
  • 22ND MAY: James son James Stewart, Duke of Rothesay born
1541
  • 21ST APRIL: James son of James Stewart, Duke of Rothesay died
  • 12 -20TH APRIL: James son Arthur born and died a few days later.
  • 18TH OCTOBER: James mother Margaret Tudor died, at Methven Castle, Perthshire, the kingdom of Scotland
1542
  • 12TH JULY Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor declares war on King Francis I of France. This time King Henry VIII of England is allied to the Emperor, while James V of Scotland and Sultan Suleiman I are allied to the French.
  • 24TH AUGUST The Battle Of Hadden Rig, This was between Scotland and England
       Result Significant Scottish Victory
  • 24TH NOVEMBER– Battle of Solway Moss: An English army invades Scotland, V
  • 8TH DECEMBER: James daughter the future Mary Queen Of Scots is born.
  • 14TH DECEMBER: James V of Scotland is dead, he died at Falkland Palace, Fife, Scotland.
 
James V of Scotland Was Buried At Holyrood Abbey Alongside His First Wife Madeleine And His Two Sons
Portrait of James V and Mary of Guise, anonymous artist,1542, at Falkland Palace

EXTRA FACTS ABOUT JAMES V OF SCOTLAND

  • James Stuart was King of Scotland for twenty-nine years.

 

  • James was the Grandson of Henry VII of England, through his mother Margaret Tudor. He was the nephew to Henry VIII England and also a Cousin to Future Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I England.

 

  • James would be the Father of the future Mary Queen of Scots. As well as the grandfather to James VI of Scotland.

 

  • The Treaty of Rouen was a treaty that provided the renewal of the Auld Alliance in terms of mutual military assistance and reciprocal aid.

 

  • James was also a keen lute player.

 

  • James went to France, to meet Mary of Bourbon. However when he met, Madeleine of Valois, he was smitten by her and she showed him considerable interest too. King Francis 1st France originally did not support their union as he worried about his daughter Madeline’s ill health in the cold climate of Scotland.

 

 

 

  • Before King James died, he is reported to have said "" meaning "It began with a girl and it will end with a girl" His House of Stewart had gained the throne of Scotland by the marriage of Marjorie Bruce, daughter of Robert the Bruce, to Walter Stewart, 6th High Steward of Scotland. The crown had come to his family through a woman and would be lost from his family through a woman.

POLITICAL POSITIONS IN THE COURT OF JAMES V OF SCOTLAND

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