1ST OR 6TH
See also:regent of Scotland, was a son of
See also:John, 5th
See also:Erskine (d . 1552), who was
See also:guardian of
See also:James V., and afterwards of Mary
See also:Queen of Scots . The younger John, who succeeded his
See also:father as 6th Lord Erskine in 1552, joined the religious reformers, but he was never very ardent in the cause, although he subscribed the
See also:letter asking Knox to return to Scotland in 1557 . The custody of
See also:Castle was in his hands, and during the struggle between the regent, Mary of
See also:Lorraine, and the lords of the
See also:Congregation he appears to have acted consistently in the interests of peace . When Mary
See also:Stuart returned to Scotland in 1561 Lord Erskine was a member of her council, he favoured her
See also:marriage with Lord
See also:Darnley, and his wife, Annabella
See also:Murray, called by Knox a " verray Jesabell," was a frequent
See also:companion of the queen . In 1565 Erskine was granted the earldom of
See also:Mar (see above) . As guardian of James, afterwards King James VI., he prevented the
See also:prince from falling into the hands of Bothwell, and when the Scottish nobles
See also:rose against Mary and Bothwell, Mar was one of their leaders; he took
See also:part in the
See also:government of Scotland during Mary's imprisonment at Lochleven, and also after her subsequent
See also:abdication . In
See also:September 1571 he was chosen regent of Scotland, but he was overshadowed and perhaps slighted by the
See also:earl of
See also:Morton, and he died at
See also:Stirling on the 29th of
See also:October 1 572 .
EARLDOM OF MAR
2ND OR 7TH EARL JOHN ERSKINE MAR
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