James I: Scotland’s Lancastrian King

Here is an excellent Gordon McKelvie article from History Extra about the king who was prisoner, hostage and then guest of the three Lancastrian kings, before marrying Henry V‘s cousin in Southwark Cathedral and going home to reign in person, heavily influenced in style by his former hosts, as the Stewarts of Albany and “Paul Crawar” were to discover.

The article also shows how James was taken to the siege of Melun, giving Henry V an excuse to execute summarily those Scots who held the fortress alongside French troops, as well as the semi-biographical The Kingis Quair. and James’ assassination in Perth.

By super blue

Grandson of a Town player.

1 comment

  1. One of the more able Stewarts. Not that there’s a massive competition, except for James IV.

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