Reference Entry

Hamilton, James, third earl of Arran (1537?/1538-1609), magnate

Rosalind K. Marshall

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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


Hamilton, James, third earl of Arran (1537?/1538-1609), magnate, was the eldest of the eight children of James Hamilton, second earl of Arran, later duke of Châtelherault (d. 1575), and his wife, Margaret, eldest daughter of James Douglas, third earl of Morton. His father not only became regent of Scotland in ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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