James V: "King of the Commons"

Ethel McKirdy-Walker


The House of Stewart which became the ruling house of Scotland, had
its origins in Celtic France in the County of Dol in Brittany.2 This fact might
seem to place the Stewarts in the position of incomers. A perusal of their
background however enables the claim to be made that their origins gave them
a kinship with the largely Celtic Scots, which neither the House of Bruce or
Baliol, being respectively Norman and Picard in origin, could claim.3
Certainly, by the time the Stewarts became the royal family of Scotland their
credentials as domiciled and loyal Scots had been well established.


James V

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