Douglas, Archibald, 8th earl of Angus

Douglas, Archibald, 8th earl of Angus,

1555–88, Scottish nobleman; grandnephew of Archibald Douglas, 6th earl of Angus. During the regency (1572–78) of his uncle, James Douglas, 4th earl of MortonMorton, James Douglas, 4th earl of,
d. 1581, Scottish nobleman. A nephew of Archibald Douglas, 6th earl of Angus, he married Elizabeth Douglas, from whose father he inherited (1553) the earldom of Morton.
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, he held a number of important positions, but when Morton fell in 1581, Angus was declared guilty of treason and escaped to England. He returned to Scotland (1582) and was reconciled with King James VI. As an ardent Presbyterian, he opposed James StuartStuart or Stewart, James, earl of Arran
, d. 1595, Scottish nobleman. He spent his early years as a soldier of fortune fighting in the Dutch revolt against Spain, returned to Scotland in 1597, and ingratiated himself at
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, earl of Arran, and in 1584 after an unsuccessful attempt to remove Arran from power, Angus again fled to England. In the next year he took part in another rebellion, which brought about the downfall of Arran.
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