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James King of Scots, II
Birth: Oct. 16, 1430
Edinburgh
City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Death: Aug. 3, 1460
Roxburgh
Scottish Borders, Scotland

Scottish monarch. Called "Fiery Face" because of a red birthmark on his face, he was the son of James I and Joan Beaufort, and was crowned on March 25, 1437 at Holyrood Abbey, breaking the longstanding tradition of rulers crowned at Scone. He was only six when crowned, and Scotland was ruled by two regents, Lord Crichton and Lord Livingstone, both of whom fought for control of the country and the young king. During this regency Scotland was plunged into civil war, lawlessness, and poverty. When he finally came of age, the king reestablished control over the errant nobles and made examples of the troublemakers. He was able to bring order to his kingdom and rule in peace. He moved the capital to Edinburgh, which has not been challenged or changed since. James married Mary of Guelders on July 3, 1449 at Holyrood Abbey. They had six children. James was accidentally killed at Roxburgh Castle when he stood too close to an exploding cannon. He was 30 years old. (bio by: Kristen Conrad) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James King of Scots (1394 - 1437)
  Joan Beaufort (1404 - 1445)
 
 Spouses:
   Mary of Guelders (1432 - 1463)
  Mary Of Gueldres (____ - 1463)*
 
 Children:
  Margaret Stewart Crichton (1450 - 1512)*
   James III (1451 - 1488)*
  Mary Stewart Hamilton (1453 - 1488)*
  Alexander Stewart (1454 - 1485)*
 
 Siblings:
  Margaret Stewart (1424 - 1445)*
  Margaret Of Scotland (1424 - 1445)**
  Isabeau d'Écosse (1426 - 1498)*
  Joan Stewart Douglas (1428 - 1486)*
  James King of Scots (1430 - 1460)
  John Stewart (1440 - 1512)**
  Andrew Stewart (1444 - 1501)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Abbey of Holyrood
Edinburgh
City of Edinburgh, Scotland
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Kristen Conrad
Record added: Aug 10, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9300534
James King of Scots, II
Added by: Kristen Conrad
 
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- James Snow
 Added: Aug. 3, 2014
Rest in peace my 2nd cousin 16x removed.
- Patricia Williams Curry
 Added: Jul. 25, 2014
In honor of my 17th great grandfather~
- Cindy
 Added: May. 15, 2014
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