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Kingdom of Scotland Flag - Scotland
Real Name: Kinrick o Scotland
Capital: Edinburgh
Religion: Catholicism

Church of Scotland

King: James VI

Lord Darnley(Consort)
Francis II(Consort)
James V

Queen: Mary Stuart

Marie de Guise

Royals: James Stuart (Earl of Moray)
Nobles: Lady Kenna

Lady Lola
Lady Greer
Lady Aylee
Lady Jane Grey
Lord Bothwell
Lord Cunningham
Lord Lennox
Lady Lennox
Lord McKenzie
Lord Taylor
Fredrick Fleming
Thomas Campbell
Ellen Campbell
John Philip (Baron)

Members: Munro

John Knox
Ridley Collins
Liam O'Mally
(Hired Swordsman)

Citizens: Colin MacPhail

Robert Norwood
Ainsley Norwood
Colleen Norwood

Location: Edinburgh

Solway Moss

Houses: House of Stuart

House of Guise
House of Valois (Marriage)

Affiliations: Kingdom of France Flag - France

Kingdom of England Flag - England
Kingdom of Hungary Flag - Hungary

First Appearance: Succession

The Kingdom of Scotland is a small but strong kingdom that has been at war with England for 200 years. The conflict continued on until Margaret Tudor was sent to Scotland to marry King James V as part of the Treaty of Perpetual Peace between the two countries. However, 50 years later, the English wanted Scotland back under their thumb.



Margaret Tudor, was the older sister to the king of England, Henry VIII. She was sent to Scotland to marry James IV as part of a peace treaty.

King James V, son of Margaret Tudor was King of Scotland for 29 years and was crowned king at age 1. He died at 30, leaving his 6-day old daughter, Mary Stuart, as Queen.

Mary Stuart became Queen when she was 6 days old. The English wanted Scotland back under their rule and feared that the Tudor blood in Mary would lead the English people to want her on the throne, which resulted in the attempts on her life.

In Reign[]

Season 1

Marie de Guise returned to Edinburgh after her daughter's wedding to rule in Scotland, until her return. [1]

Months later James Stuart urged his sister Mary to return to Scotland and rule, as the Protestants were becoming restless. [2]

Season 2

The Prince of the Blood
Francis and Mary where is talks for Mary to return to Scotland.

3 months later, James Stuart warned Mary of the growing rebellions in Scotland, and how the Protestants were taking over. He urged Mary to come back to Scotland to save her crown before she was overthrown. Mary Stuart decided to return to rule in Edinburgh, Scotland, & asked Louis Condé to join her.

Reversal of Fortune
Queen Mary and Admiral Sinet dicuss the dier situation in Scotland The Protestant rebels in Scotland are mobilizing for a military offensive, against her supporters. They expect all regions and lords loyal to Mary are in imminent danger. The killings have already started as they overtake the land. Lords and ladies beheaded, bodies left behind as a warning. Intelligence indicates The Protestants have at least a thousand gathering for the attack. James Stuart has worked hard, in Mary's name, building alliances with Catholic and Protestant lords, both, fighting to prop up a crumbling peace, but he can't hold them back any longer. He needs some show of strength to deter Mary's enemies and to persuade their friends that they can win.

Season 3

Three Queens, Two Tigers
Queen Elizabeth is talking with William Cecil. He notes she been tense ever since Mary's half brother, James Stuart, refused to push for her abdication, ruining their plan.

In a Clearing
King Francis and Queen Mary are talking about the state of Scotland. Mary tells him she was going to reinstate my half brother James Stuart, a Protestant. A he is both religiously tolerant and loyal to her. So much so, that his own Protestant supporters ousted him when he refused to turn on her with Queen Elizabeth. Stating Scotland knows she could easily appoint a Catholic regent, and they'd be foolish to defy her. Assuming, of course, James wants to be reinstated. But Mary plan on writing him a very convincing letter.

Later, Mary write a letter demanding it be delivered into the hands of her brother James, Earl of Moray.

Mary decided to give up her claim for herslef, and for Scotland. To give James a fighting chance to rule as regent, in a time of peace, not war. And ff James ruled Scotland well, Mary would never have to go home, and stay with King Francis forever.

The Hound and the Hare
James Stuart write Mary Stuart a letter. News of Elizabeth's response to French troops being withdrawn from Scotland, she has withdrawn her troops as well. A moment of peace in Scotland, possible due to King Francis's death.

Our Undoing
Mary Stuart meets with her new Scottish advisors, Lord Cunningham. He brings pressing news from home. The blight destroyed the barley crop in the southern region. James had reallocated the country's grain reserves, as ary suggested?, but retreating English soldiers plundered the crops and took them just over the border, where Elizabeth has amassed her troops and The Scots are starting to panic. Last week some men crossed into England and raided the soldiers' camps to get the barley back, they did not succeed, and eight Scotish people were captured.

Mary, Lord Cunningham, and Lord Rutherford pick up the conversation a few days later. Lord Rutherford states the have been loyal to Mary's rule, even after she withdrew the troops protecting the borders. But her brother James can only command so much power. What the Scots need now is their queen. Everyone in Scotland is starving .

Our Undoing
After Don Carlos falls and cracks his head, Queen Catherine and Mary Stuart are paniking on what to do. Catherine tells Mary she better pray he dies, as his father is the most powerful, most pious monarch in the world. The prince could convince him the machine was something that she and Francis used to use, and Mary introduced it to the prince, and invited her in as a participant. And nothing would save them from Spain's wrath.

Mary found out Duke of Alba know about Don Carlos' bedroom hobbies. Queen Catherine tells them, they too helped hide the prince's predilections from his father, fearing he would disown his son, the countries only heir to the throne. Mary Stuart promised to do nothing with the information. Saying she's in the market for a husband and wanted to remain removed from scandal. In return, Duke of Alba will say while on a stroll, the prince wanted to pick wildflowers for Mary. He climbed a wall, slipped, and cracked his skull, all for the love of Queen Mary.

Duke of Alba agrres to the marriage. As who would be kinder to him than Mary, certainly not the prideful King Philip would lock him out of sight forever. In his state, Don Carlos has no marriage prospects. Spain will see Mary's acceptance of his condition as a win.

Greer told Mary Stuart The Spanish alliance from her marriage to Don Carlos would empower her and their nation against Elizabeth, and having Spain would allow her to bring Lola and her family home alive.

Spain is willing to reject Queen Elizabeth's offer of marriage, if Queen Mary agrees to grant her husband The Crown Matrimonial. If Mary dies childless, the Crown Matrimonial guarantees Don Carlos remains king of Scotland. King Philip makes the request most respectfully, as Spain is offering Scotland so much in return.

Safe Passage
Mary Stuart, Sebastian and Lord Narcisse along with mercenaries and French soldiers all board a ship for Edinburgh.

Mary and Lord Narcisse are in a fight after the shipwreck. Mary promises after he can go back to England, to return Lola home, and she wil go to Edinburgh, to meet the regent and her half-brother James, who will restore here as Scotland's Queen.

Mary and Sebastian were still determined to make it to Edinburgh Castle, but Stéphane Narcisse had broken away from them to head to England.

James Stuart and John Knox had been debating over the possible death of Queen Mary. Soon a vote was called to demolish the Scottish monarchy, and create a political democracy. However before any official decisions were made, Queen Mary and Sebastian arrived, and Mary took back her throne.

Season 4

Mary's storyline takes place here.

In History[]

Ascension of the Stuarts

James I
After the unexpected death of the childless David II, Robert Stewart, the first of the Stewart (later Stuart) monarchs, came to the throne in 1371. Despite his relatively venerable age of 55, his son, John, Earl of Carrick, grew impatient and assumed the reins of government as Lord Lieutenant. A border incursion into England led to the victory at Otterburn in 1388, but at the cost of the life of John's ally James Douglas, 2nd Earl of Douglas. This, along with Carrick having suffered a debilitating horse kick, led to a shift in power to his brother Robert Stewart, Earl of Fife, who was now appointed as Lieutenant in his place.

When Robert II died in 1390, John took the regnal name Robert III, to avoid awkward questions over the exact status of the first King John, but power rested with his brother Robert, now Duke of Albany. After the suspicious death of his elder son, David, Duke of Rothesay in 1402, Robert, fearful for the safety of his younger son, James (the future James I), sent him to France in 1406.

However, the English captured him en route and he spent the next 18 years as a prisoner held for ransom. As a result, after the death of Robert III later that year, regents ruled Scotland: first Albany and after his death in 1420 his son Murdoch, during whose term of office the country suffered considerable unrest.

When the Scots finally began the ransom payments in 1424, James, aged 32, returned with his English bride, Joan Beaufort, determined to assert this authority. He revoked grants from customs and of lands made during his captivity, undermining the position of those who had gained in his absence, particularly the Albany Stewarts.

James had Murdoch and two of his sons tried and then executed with further enforcement of his authority by more arrests and forfeiture of lands. In 1436 he attempted to regain one of the major border fortresses still in English hands at Roxburgh, but the siege ended in a humiliating defeat. He was murdered by discontented council member Robert Graham and his co-conspirators near the Blackfriars church, Perth in 1437.

James II
The assassination left the king's seven-year-old son to reign as James II. After the execution of a number of suspected conspirators, leadership fell to Archibald Douglas, 5th Earl of Douglas, as lieutenant-general of the realm. After his death in 1439, power was shared uneasily between the Douglas family, William, 1st Lord Crichton, Lord Chancellor of Scotland and Sir Alexander Livingston of Callendar. A conspiracy to break the power of the Douglas family led to the "Black Dinner" at Edinburgh Castle in 1440, which saw the judicial murder of the young William Douglas, 6th Earl of Douglas and his brother by Livingstone and Crichton. The main beneficiary was the victims' great uncle James Douglas, Earl of Avondale who became the 7th Earl of Douglas and emerged as the main power in the government.

In 1449 James II was declared to have reached his majority, but the Douglases consolidated their position and the king began a long struggle for power, leading to the murder of the 8th Earl of Douglas at Stirling Castle on 22 February 1452. This opened an intermittent civil war as James attempted to seize Douglas lands, punctuated by a series of humiliating reversals. Gradually James managed to win over the allies of the Douglases with offers of lands, titles and offices and the Douglases' forces were finally defeated at the Battle of Arkinholm on 12 May 1455.

Once independent, James II proved to be an active and interventionist king. He travelled the country dispensing justice and some of the unpopular policies of the following reign, such as the sale of pardons, may have originated in this period. Ambitious plans to take Orkney, Shetland and the Isle of Man came to nothing. His attempt to take Roxburgh from the English in 1460 succeeded, but at the cost of his life as he was killed by an exploding artillery piece.

James III
James II's son, aged nine or ten, became king as James III, and his widow Mary of Gueldersacted as regent until her own death three years later. The Boyd family, led by Robert, Lord Boyd, emerged as the leading force in the government, making themselves unpopular through self-aggrandisement, with Lord Robert's son Thomas being made Earl of Arran and marrying the king's sister, Mary. While Robert and Thomas were out of the country in 1469 the king asserted his control, executing members of the Boyd family. His foreign policy included a rapprochement with England, with his eldest son, the future James IV, being betrothed to Cecily of York, the daughter of Edward IV of England, a change of policy that was immensely unpopular at home.

During the 1470s conflict developed between the king and his brothers, Alexander, Duke of Albany and John, Earl of Mar. Mar died suspiciously in 1480 and his estates were forfeited and possibly given to a royal favourite, Robert Cochrane. Albany fled to France in 1479, accused of treason. By this point the alliance with England was failing and from 1480 there was intermittent war, followed by a full-scale invasion of Scotland two years later, led by the Duke of Gloucester, the future Richard III, and accompanied by Albany.

James was imprisoned by his own subjects in Edinburgh Castle, and Albany was established as lieutenant-general. Having taken Berwick-upon-Tweed the English retreated and Albany's government began to collapse forcing him to flee. Despite conspiracies and more attempts at invasion, James was able to regain power. However, the king managed to alienate the barons, refusing to travel for the implementation of justice, preferring to be resident in Edinburgh, he debased the coinage, probably creating a financial crisis, he continued to pursue an English alliance and dismissed key supporters, including his Chancellor Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll, becoming estranged from his wife, Margaret of Denmark, and his son James.

Matters came to a head in 1488 when he faced an army raised by the disaffected nobles, and many former councillors, acting in the name of the prince as James IV. He was defeated at the Battle of Sauchieburn and killed.

James IV
James IV was 15 when he came to the throne, but soon proved a capable and independent-minded ruler, whose reign is often considered to have seen a flowering of Scottish culture under the influence of the European Renaissance.

He took a direct interest in the administration of justice and frequently moved his court in legal circuits of justice ayres. He defeated a major Northern rebellion, brought the Lordship of the Isles under control, and launched a series of naval campaigns and sieges that resulted in the capture or exile of his rivals by 1507.

For a time he supported Perkin Warbeck, the pretender to the English throne, and carried out a brief invasion of England on his behalf in 1496. However, he then established good diplomatic relations with England, and in 1502 signed the Treaty of Perpetual Peace, marrying Henry VII's daughter, Margaret Tudor, thus laying the foundation for the 17th century Union of the Crowns.

Animosity with Henry VIII of England helped prompt the renewal of the Auld Alliance in 1512. When the Pope organised a Holy League, which included England, against the French in 1511, James was caught between incompatible diplomatic policies. He tried to suggest an unrealistic European Crusade to Constantinople, but after border skirmishing, when the French were attacked by the English he declared war on England and was excommunicated by the Pope.

He sent his navy and gunners to support the French and in 1513 led a major army of perhaps 34,000 over the border. After using his formidable artillery train to take Norham Castle he marched south, where the invasion was stopped decisively on 9 September 1513 at the Battle of Flodden. The King, many of his nobles, and a large number of ordinary troops were killed, commemorated by the song "The Floo'ers o' the Forest". Once again Scotland's government lay in the hands of regents in the name of the infant James V.

House of Stuart[]

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King: James VI and I of Scotland and England Queen: Anne of Denmark (Consort)
House of Stuart
Heir: Lands: Kingdom of Scotland
Kingdom of England
Title(s): King and Queen of Scotland · King and Queen of England · King and Queen of Ireland · Duke of Albany · Earl of Moray · Earl of Lennox ·
Deceased Members: King James V of Scotland · Queen Mary of Guise (Consort) · King Henry Stuart (Consort) · Queen Mary I of Scotland ·
Household: ·

Family Tree[]

In Reign[]

Lady Margaret Erskine †
King James V
Marie de Guise
James Stuart
Mary Stuart
Lord Darnley
King James VI

In History[]

Henry Tudor
Elizabeth of York
Catherine of Aragon
Henry VIII of England
Anne Boleyn
Margaret Tudor
James IV of Scotland
Mary I of England
Elizabeth I of England
Margaret Erskine
James V of Scotland
Mary of Guise
James Stuart
Mary I of Scotland
Francis II of France
James VI and I