The History of Leith

June 14, 2007

James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton

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James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton (c. 1525 – June 2, 1581), was the last, and arguably the most successful, of the four regents of Scotland during the minority of King James VI. However he met an unfortunate end: during his time as regent he introduced the maiden, a primitive guillotine, to Scotland, and he was eventually executed by it himself. for more click here

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