Person:James Stewart (323)

King James III of Scotland
Facts and Events
Name King James III of Scotland
Alt Name James Stewart
Gender Male
Birth[1] 10 Jul 1451 Stirling, Stirlingshire, ScotlandHouse of Stuart
Marriage Jul 1469 Edinburgh, Midlothian, ScotlandHolyrood Palace
to Margaret of Denmark
Death[1] 11 Jun 1488 St. Ninians, Stirlingshire, ScotlandSauchieburn
Reference Number? Q222616?
Burial? Stirling, Stirlingshire, ScotlandCambuskennethaby

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James III (10 July 1451/May 1452 – 11 June 1488) was King of Scots from 1460 to 1488. James was an unpopular and ineffective monarch owing to an unwillingness to administer justice fairly, a policy of pursuing alliance with the Kingdom of England, and a disastrous relationship with nearly all his extended family. However, it was through his marriage to Margaret of Denmark that the Orkney and Shetland islands became Scottish.

His reputation as the first Renaissance monarch in Scotland has sometimes been exaggerated, based on attacks on him in later chronicles for being more interested in such unmanly pursuits as music than hunting, riding and leading his kingdom into war. In fact, the artistic legacy of his reign is slight, especially when compared to that of his successors, James IV and James V. Such evidence as there is consists of portrait coins produced during his reign that display the king in three-quarter profile wearing an imperial crown, the Trinity Altarpiece by Hugo van der Goes, which was probably not commissioned by the king, and an unusual hexagonal chapel at Restalrig near Edinburgh, perhaps inspired by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 James III of Scotland, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.