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Charles I (1600–1649), king of England, Scotland, and Ireland, was born in Dunfermline Castle, Scotland, on 19 November 1600 and baptized at the palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, on 23 December. He was the third child of James VI of Scotland (subsequently James I...

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Charles I (1600–1649) by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, 1635 The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Stewart, Alexander (c. 1493–1513), administrator and archbishop-designate of St Andrews, was the illegitimate son of James IV, king of Scots (1473–1513), and Marion Boyd. His mother, with whom James IV had a liaison between 1492 and 1494, was the daughter of Archibald Boyd...

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Stewart, James, duke of Ross (1476–1504), archbishop-designate of St Andrews, was the second son of James III, king of Scots, and his wife, Margaret of Denmark. Born early in 1476, James was immediately created marquess of Ormond, and along with his elder brother, the future ...

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Wimund (fl. c. 1130–c. 1150), bishop of the Isles and pretender, is unquestionably one of the most enigmatic figures of twelfth-century Scottish history. His story is related in its fullest form by the English chronicler William of Newburgh, who claims to have spoken personally with him. According to ...