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Fifteenth Century History of Scotland

  • 1406 Robert III dies and is replaced by James I, who is almost immediately captured by the English.
  • 1411 Battle of Harlaw. Donald fights an army of Lowlanders led by the Earl of Mar in an attempt to bring the lands forming the Earldom of Ross into his kingdom. Both sides claim they won. But the concensus is that the Highlanders got the worse of it.
  • 1412 St. Andrews University founded by Bishop Henry Wardlaw.
  • 1415 The English win a major victory over the French at the Battle of Agincourt.
  • 1424 James I is finally released from captivity in England.
  • 1424 Donald is succeeded as Lord by his son Alexander.
  • 1431 James begins his campaign to move St. Andrews University to Perth.
  • 1437 James I assassinated at Perth. James II succeeds him, though he is only six years old.
  • 1437  Edinburgh becomes the national capital of Scotland.
  • 1449 John, the last Lord of the Isles, succeeds Alexander.
  • 1450 Skye becomes part of the Lordship of the Isles.
  • 1451 University of Glasgow founded by Bishop William Turnbull.
  • 1460 Glasgow University moves into its first permanent premises near the city's High Street.
  • 1488 James IV success to the Scottish throne.
  • 1490 Angus the Young murdered in Inverness.
  • 1493 James IV declares the Lordship forfeited. End of the Lords of the Isles.

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