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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)

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

Marie de Guise tells 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 tells her daughter, Mary Stuart, on her wedding night that the earrings she had given her had originally been a gift from her father to herself.

Both his daughter and Lord McKenzie brought him up while talking about The Battle of Solway Moss.

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.


Historical NotesEdit

  • James became king at just seventeen months old.
  • He ruled Scotland for 29 years.
  • He had two wives, and three children.
  • His first wife was King Henry II's sister, Madeleine of Valois.
  • Legend says that on his deathbed, James was rueful when he discovered his wife Marie 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.
  • He asked for the hand of his cousin, Catherine de' Medici multiple times. He married his first wife Madeleine a few years after Catherine's own marriage to Henry.

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

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