JAKOV V (James V)( The King of Scotland (1513-1542), son of James IV and Margaret, daughter of King Henry VII.)
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Biography JAKOV V (James V)
Was born in Linlithgow April 10, 1512, in 1513, after his father died in battle at Flodden Field, inherited the throne at the regent-mother. In 1525-1528 James was a prisoner of Archibald Douglas, Earl of Angus, but in 1528 he took power in the country in their hands. In the field of religion Jacob made a champion of Catholicism and the persecution of Protestants unfolded, that alienated him from many prominent figures and made him an enemy of England. For the foreign policy of James characteristic balance between traditional ally of France and Britain. He was married first to Mary Magdalene, the daughter of French King Francis I, and then - to Mary of Guise. Opened in 1542 fighting against his uncle, King Henry VIII, James was defeated at Solvay-Moss on November 24. He grieved at this defeat and, reportedly from the effects of psychic trauma died in Falkland (near Kirkcaldy) 14 December 1542, a week after the birth of his daughter Mary, which later became Queen of Scots. A number of illegitimate children of James, played a prominent role in the life of the country, in particular, Jacob (James), Earl of Moray, a former regent of the kingdom after the deposition of Mary in 1567.