Son and heir of Robert, 1st duke of Albany (d. 1420), Murdac served as royal justiciar north of Forth. Captured by the English at Homildon Hill (1402), he spent more than thirteen years in captivity. Murdac returned to Scotland in 1416 and succeeded his father as governor in 1420. He officiated at James's coronation at Scone (21 May 1424), but was arrested in Parliament the following March, and beheaded at Stirling on 25 May 1425.
Subjects: British History.