JAKOV I (James I)( The King of Scotland (1406-1437), third son of Robert III.)
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Biography JAKOV I (James I)
Since, as did the court, the uncle of James, Duke of Albany, was responsible for the death of his older brother, James himself in 1406 for safety reasons was sent to France. But the way he fell into the hands of the British who kept him prisoner until 1424, freed in exchange for a promise of payment of 40 000 DM. This amount is then reduced to 10 000 DM - the size of the dowry, Joan Beaufort, daughter of the first Earl of Somerset, a member of the British royal family, and nieces of Richard II, where Jacob married before returning to Scotland. Crowned in Skцгne in 1424, he made an effort to ensure that strengthen Scotland, carrying anti-papal policy, and replacing the power elite centralized management. After James took belonged to Robert Graham County, and he himself drove the night of 20 to 21 February 1437 he was killed in Perth thereby Graham with the assistance of other aristocrats. Jacob considered to be the author of the book of the Royal (The Kingis Quair, OK. 1424), written by 'royal stanzas' poem about the prisoner, fell in love with the lady.