In Scotland, the long-standing regency that has been in place -
although held by four different individuals - since the abdication
of Mary Queen of Scots in 1567 finally comes to an end with the
resignation of the Earl of Morton. Now James VI, aged 12, nominally
takes over the government of Scotland, although he is to come under
the sway of Esme Stewart, Earl of Lennox, for the next few years.
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Editors. "James VI takes over the government of Scotland". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15228, accessed 22 June 2017.]