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James III,

1452–88, king of Scotland (1460–88), son and successor of James II. During his minority he was under the care of his mother, Mary of Guelders, and her adviser, James Kennedy, bishop of St. Andrews. After their deaths, James was seized (1466) by the Boyd family, who ruled Scotland until 1469. In that year James married Margaret, daughter of the Danish king, and began to rule personally. He was a cultivated prince but lacked the force needed in so turbulent a period. James quarreled with and imprisoned (1479) his brother, Alexander StuartStuart or Stewart, Alexander, duke of Albany,
1454?–1485, Scottish nobleman; second son of James II of Scotland.
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, duke of Albany, but Alexander escaped to France. In 1482, Albany, aided by the English, invaded Scotland. James moved to resist, but Archibald DouglasDouglas, Archibald, 5th earl of Douglas,
1391?–1439, Scottish nobleman; son of Archibald Douglas, 4th earl of Douglas.
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, 5th earl of Angus, nominally one of his supporters, headed a group that hanged certain of James's favorites and briefly held the king prisoner. A period of peace followed, but in 1488 the nobles rebelled again, this time with the support of James's son, the future James IV. They defeated and murdered the king at Sauchieburn.

James III

1451--88, king of Scotland (1460--88), son of James II
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