Reference Entry

Hamilton, James, second earl of Arran, and duke of Châtelherault in the French nobility (c. 1519-1575), magnate and governor of Scotland

Marcus H. Merriman

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Governor and tutor | Protestantism and the English alliance | Rupture with England | Lennox, Beaton, and the battle of Pinkie | Alliance with France | Loss of office | The Reformation and Mary's return | Last years and death

Reference Entry.  5976 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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