In Scotland, James VI is effectively taken prisoner by the English
Party, led by the Earls of Angus, Gowrie and Mar. In what is known
as the Ruthven Raid, they seize the king while he is out hunting at
Ruthven Castle, and force him to dismiss his favourites, the Earls
of Arran and Lennox, to avenge the death of former Regent Morton.
James remains in captivity until the following June, but on his
release he moves to take fuller control of his government.
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Editors. "In the Ruthven Raid, the English Party in Scotland capture James VI". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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