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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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.