earl of Mar, John Erskine

(c. 1510—1572)

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(c. 1510–72).

Mar succeeded his father as Lord Erskine in 1555 and was recognized as the rightful earl of Mar in 1565. A member of the reforming party, he had custody of the infant James VI. In 1571–2 he was regent, though real power was in the hands of Morton.

Subjects: British History.

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