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1st duke of Ross, James Stewart

(c. 1477—1504)

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(c. 1477–1504).

Second son of James III. He received more favour from his father than the duke of Rothesay, the future James IV. In particular James III proposed him as part of a marriage alliance with England, but not his elder brother (1486); and made him duke of Ross, an act that precipitated Rothesay into the rebellion that ended with James III's death at Sauchie Burn (1488). Potential trouble continued. James IV solved this problem by making Ross archbishop of St Andrews (1497). Chancellor, in name only, from 1501, Ross died shortly before reaching the canonical age for consecration, 27.

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