Monday, 24 June, 2024

Scottish history and heritage online

10 April

King James V, King of Scotland aged 25 by Corneille de Lyon

10 April 1512: At Linlithgow Palace, Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots, gave birth to a boy who would become King James V of Scotland. He would inherit the throne at seventeen months following the death of his father James IV at the battle of Flodden. James V’s reign would see the rise of Protestantism in Scotland and the expansion of Crown authority into the borders and the western highlands and islands.


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