Archibald Douglas

(c. 1391—1439) magnate and soldier

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[S] (c. 1390–1439). Elder son of Archibald, 4th earl of Douglas, and Margaret Stewart, daughter of Robert III. The future 5th earl took a leading part in Scottish military assistance to France from 1419. As earl of Wigtown, he joined John Stewart, earl of Buchan [S], in leading Scottish expeditionary forces of 1419 and 1421; in March 1421 Buchan and Wigtown won the spectacular victory of Baugé in Anjou, killing Henry V's brother Thomas, duke of Clarence.


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