Albany, John Stewart, 4th Duke

1484-1536

John Stewart, 4th Duke of Albany, was the son of Alexander Stewart, the 3rd Duke. He was born and brought up in France (indeed, he spoke only French), after his father was exiled following a falling out with his brother (John's uncle), James III. In 1515 John Stewart returned to Scotland as Regent for the infant James V.

Only 2 years later he returned to France once again, to negotiate with the French for help against the English. The French, however, made peace with England and kept Albany under virtual arrest until 1521. In 1524 James V came of age and Albany's official regency ended. He spent the remainder of his days in Europe and never returned to Scotland.

Time period(s): Medieval Tudor

Tags: Albany   Duke of Albany   James III   James V  

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