King James V
King James V
Biographical Information
Real Name: James Stewart
Title: King of Scotland
His Majesty
Prince and Great Steward of Scotland
Predecessor: James IV
Successor: Queen Mary
Born: April 10, 1512
Dies: December 14, 1542
Age: 30
Religion: Catholic
Originally From: Linlithgow, Scotland
Wife: Marie de Guise
Parents: King James IV † (Father)

Margaret Tudor † (Mother)

Family: King Henry VIII(Uncle)

Mary Tudor(Cousin)
Elizabeth Tudor (Cousin)
Edward Tudor(Cousin)
Claude de Guise (Brother-in-Law)
Duke of Guise (Brother-in-Law)

Children: Mary Stuart (Daughter)

James Stuart (Son)

Interests: Lady Margaret Erskine (Mistress)
Affiliations: Kingdom of Scotland

House of Stuart
House of Tudor

Physical Description
Gender: Male Male
Status: Deceased
Character Information
First appearance: Pilot (Mentioned)

Character Flag - Scotland ♔ Male Prince Married King Deceased

King James V was the King of Scotland for 29 years from September 9, 1513 until his death on December 14, 1542. He was the father of the current monarch of Scotland, Mary Stuart.

Early lifeEdit

James was born to James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor, who was the older sister of the King Henry VIII of England.

Season 1Edit

Consummation - (Mentioned)
Marie de Guise told Catherine de' Medici of France of the troubles and expectations that had been laid before her after her husband's death in reply to an insult from the latter.

Marie told her daughter, Mary Stuart, while getting ready for her wedding that the earrings she was wearing had originally been a gift from her father to herself.

Liege Lord - (Mentioned)
Both his daughter and Lord McKenzie brought him up while talking about The Battle of Solway Moss in secret during The Scot's Welcome Celebration.

No Exit - (Mentioned)
James Stuart and Mary Stuart, his two children brought up the topic of their father several times. Most notably when they were in Mary's chambers talking about the line of succession.

Season 3Edit

Clans - (Mentioned)
While talkng to a Druid, he told Mary Stuart he didn't think Mary Scotland's monarch washed ashore wasn't even a possibility, until he looked in her eyes. Claiming the human soul was immortal, and when we die, we live again in another. Inside Mary, he recognized her father, King James, and his father before him.

Spiders In a Jar - (Mentioned)
During Mary Stuart spech to her people she she stated she was born on this soil. Crowned after the English murdered my father when I was six days old.

Season 4Edit

Playing With Fire - (Mentioned)
While Mary Stuart and James Stuart were taling about the future, and her and King Darnley having kids, James said he hoped one of them would be called James. After their father.

Pulling Strings - (Mentioned)
While talking with her brother, Mary reminded eeryone Scotland has one true ruler, herself the daughter of James V, crowned on her sixth day and appointed not by the Pope, but the Almighty Himself.

Blood in the Water - (Mentioned)
Quen Mary and King Darnley's son was born. Prince James named after his grandfather, King James V, and uncle James Stuart.

Family TreeEdit

Henry Tudor VII
Elizabeth of York
Catherine of Aragon
King Henry Tudor VIII
Anne Boleyn
Mary Tudor
Margaret Tudor
Mary Tudor
Queen Elizabeth Tudor
Frances Brandon
King James Stuart
Lady Lennox
Lady Jane Grey
James Stuart
King Francis
Queen Mary Stuart
Lord Darnley
Prince James Stuart
  • Stuar Family Tree
Lady Margaret Erskine †
King James V
Marie de Guise
James Stuart
Queen Mary
Lord Darnley
King James Stuart


Historical NotesEdit

  • Only legitimate child of James IV to survive infancy.
  • Became King at just seventeen months old.
  • He ruled Scotland for 29 years.
  • He had two wives and three children.
  • He asked for the hand of Catherine de' Medici multiple times. He married his first wife Princes Madeleine a few years after Catherine's own marriage to King Henry II.
  • His first wife was King Henry II of France's sister, Madeleine of Valois.
  • King James, King Francis I of France, the young Prince Henry, and King Henry II of Navarre (Queen Jeanne's father) all went boar-hunting together in 1536, before King James' wedding to Princes Madeleine.
  • His marriage to his second wife, Marie de Guise was done via proxy on 12 June 1538.
  • His only surviving legitimate child was Mary Stuart, she succeeded him when she was just six days old.
  • Legend says that on his deathbed, James was rueful when he discovered his wife had given birth to a girl; Mary was his only surviving legitimate heir, and he believed a woman would bring an end to the empire.

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King: Henry Darnley (Regant) Queen: Mary Stuart
House of Stuart
Heir: Prince James Stuart Lands: Kingdom of Scotland
Title(s): Mary, Queen of Scots · Queen of Scotland ·
Ancestors:King James Stuart IV of Scotland · King James V of Scotland
Current members:James Stuart ·
Deceased members:·
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