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James V. (Scotland)

James V. (Scotland) (1512-1542) was but a year old when he became titular king of Scotland after Flodden. French influence was at first in the ascendant, and Albany, the regent, was able to fill the towns of Scotland with French garrisons. The queen-mother and her second husband, Angus, headed the English party, and in 1524 Albany was deprived of the regency. Quarrels between Angus, Argyle, and other great nobles followed, and in 1528 James escaped from their control and drove his step-father into England. Peace with England was made in 1534; but James made two French marriages - the first with Magdalen, daughter of Louis XII., the second with Mary of Guise, who became the mother of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. James V. was known as "the King of the Commons," whom he conciliated by his lavish generosity, and still more by his firmness towards the nobles. This, and the confiscation of estates seized by the latter during the minority, alienated them to such an extent that when the last of the Scottish kings led an expedition against England they deserted him. Solway Moss was less a battle than a rout, and the king died of chagrin shortly afterwards.