James III, King of Scotland

The Freelance History Writer

King James III of Scotland King James III of Scotland

The third King James Stuart of Scotland appears to be a complete enigma through the annals of history. A man of artistic temperament with an elevated sense of self importance, he does not appear to have had any idea how to handle the Scottish nobility. He had more enemies than friends, was unwilling to administer justice in a fair manner, pursued an alliance with England and was on bad terms with his own extended family.

There is some confusion as to the exact date of birth of James. He was born either in July of 1451 at Stirling Castle or in May of 1452 at St. Andrews in Fife. He was the son of King James II and his wife, Mary of Guelders. More than likely he received the conventional education of a royal son. He may have inherited his love of music from…

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