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6th earl of Angus, Archibald Douglas

(c. 1490—1557)


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(c. 1490–1557).

Douglas inherited the earldom from his grandfather in 1513. Later that year he married Margaret, queen dowager of Scotland. The daughter of the marriage became countess of Lennox and was mother of Lord Darnley. Angus was a member of the Council of Regency for James V 1517–21 and 1523–6 and chancellor in 1527. On bad terms with the young king and divorced by his wife, he was in exile in England from 1528 to 1542. He returned to Scotland in 1542 after the death of James, abandoned the English connection, and fought with distinction at Ancrum and Pinkie.

Subjects: British History.


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