Reign of King James I of Scotland (214 words)

Historical Context Note

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James I of Scotland was the youngest of Robert III's three sons, but after the deaths of his two elder brothers (the second probably at the hands of their uncle, Robert Duke of Albany, who rivalled their father for the throne throughout his reign), he succeeded his father as king in 1406. The first eighteen years of his reign, however, were spent in detention in England, where he had been taken while attempting to flee from his uncle, the Duke of Albany. He developed a good relationship with Henry V, especially given the longstanding hostility between the two countries, and even served with the English army against the French in a campaign of 1420-21. This fact led to some hostility when James's ransom was finally paid in 1424 and he …

Editors. "Reign of King James I of Scotland". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
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  1. Reigns and Monarchy in the British Isles

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