The History of Leith

November 3, 2004

James I, king of Scotland

Because James I had many conections to Leith building the Kings Wark which is on the Shore and by tradition the Preceptory of St Anthony I have included this article about him

@1394–1437, king of Scotland (1406–37), son and successor of Robert III. King Robert feared for the safety of James because the king’s brother, Robert Stuart, 1st duke of Albany, who was virtual ruler of the realm, stood next in line of succession after the young prince. Albany had already been suspected of complicity in the death of James’s older brother, David Stuart, duke of Rothesay. Accordingly, in 1406 the king sent James to France for safety, but the prince was captured on the way by the English and held prisoner until 1424″

for more details go to the link on the rhs

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