Raid of Ruthven

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Raid of Ruthven

James VI kidnapped for ten months by Protestant nobles (1582-1583). [Scot. Hist.: Grun, 258]
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Because of his emotional attachment to his cousin, James granted him the dukedom of Lennox, but as the duke had Guise connections, Protestant nobles involved in what is termed the Ruthven Raid kidnaped James and forced Lennox's exile.
1582 James VI of Scotland is seized in the Ruthven raid.
By detailing the circumstances surrounding James's accession to the throne of Scotland, the influence of the royal tutors George Buchanan and Peter Young on the young king, and the effects of the Ruthven Raid on James, Doelman provides a fairly comprehensive account of the forces that shaped James's personality and his views of monarchy.