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date: 14 December 2019

Alexander IIIlocked

(1241–1286)
  • Norman H. Reid

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Alexander III (1241–1286), king of Scots, was the only son of Alexander II (1198–1249) and Marie de Coucy (d. 1284). When Alexander II died on 8 July 1249, the Scottish crown passed to his son. Born at Roxburgh on 4 September 1241, and so aged just a little under eight years, this child was inaugurated as ...

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