James III of Scotland facts for kids
|Reign||3 August 1460 – 11 June 1488|
|Coronation||10 August 1460|
|Spouse||Margaret of Denmark|
|Father||James II of Scotland|
|Mother||Mary of Guelders|
|Born||10 July 1451 or May 1452
Stirling or St Andrews Castles
|Died||11 June 1488 (aged 36)
Sauchie Burn, Scotland
|Burial||Cambuskenneth Abbey, Stirling|
James III of Scotland (1451/ 1452 – June 11, 1488), son of James II and Mary of Gueldres, made Duke of Rothesay at birth then king of Scots from 1460 to 1488. James was an unpopular and ineffective monarch owing to an unwillingness to administer justice fairly, a policy of pursuing alliance with the Kingdom of England, and a disastrous relationship with nearly all his extended family.
His exact date and place of birth have been a matter of debate . Claims were made that he was born in May 1452. The place of birth was either Stirling Castle or the Castle of St Andrews. He succeeded his father, James II on August 3, 1460, and was crowned at Kelso Abbey, Roxburghshire a week later.
- James IV of Scotland..
- James Stewart, Duke of Ross.
- John Stewart, Earl of Mar.
Death in battle
In 1488 he faced an army raised by the nobles, and many former councillors at the Battle of Sauchieburn, and was defeated and killed. A monument can be found marking his burial place at Cambuskenneth Abbey.
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