The History of Leith

August 1, 2007

James II of Scotland (October 16, 1430 – August 3, 1460)

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James II of Scotland (October 16, 1430 – August 3, 1460) reigned as king of Scots from 1437 to 1460.

James II, the son of James I of Scotland and of Joan Beaufort (daughter of John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset and of Margaret Holland), had an elder twin, Alexander Stewart, Duke of Rothesay, who lived long enough to receive a knighthood, but died in infancy. James II became the father of James III. He gained the nickname “Fiery face” because of a conspicuous vermilion birthmark on his face. James had six sisters, who married into various European royal dynasties. for more click here

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