King of Scotland.
Letter Signed James IV, one page, 11 by 13 3/4 inches, Edinburgh, June 14, 1494. To Pope Alexander VI. The King writes a letter of recommendation for his ambassador, William, Archbishop of St. Andrews, Primate of Scotland. Despite the rebellion of the Scottish nobility, the eleven-year old James IV succeeded his murdered father following the battle of Bannockburn. Although married to Margaret Tudor, sister of King Henry VIII, relations between the two counties were strained, eventually leading to the meeting of the two countries in battle at Flodden Field. The English army, led by the Earl of Surrey, decimated the Scottish forces, killing the king and ten thousand others.
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