6th earl of Argyll, Colin Campbell

(c. 1542—1584)

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(c. 1542–84).

Campbell succeeded his half‐brother in the earldom in 1573. After a quarrel with Regent Morton over certain crown jewels, brought to Argyll by his second wife, he seized the young king James at Stirling in 1578 and forced him to dismiss Morton. Argyll was appointed lord chancellor [S] and held the post until his death.

Subjects: British History.

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