#OnThisDay in 1488: James III of Scotland is murdered

On this day in 1488, King James III of Scotland was murdered soon after the Battle of Sauchieburn. King James III ascended to the throne at the age of eight years old after his father King James II passed away. As the young king was only a boy, three different authorities administered the kingdom in his place. The first of these was his mother, Mary of Guelders who was in authority for three…
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