James II of Scotland Timeline

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  • 16 Oct 1430
    Birth of Prince James, future James II of Scotland.
  • 1437 - 1439
    Earl Archibald Douglas acts as Lieutenant-general for James II of Scotland, then a minor.
  • 1437 - 1460
  • 1440
    The 'Black Dinner' in Edinburgh Castle when James II of Scotland invited the young Douglas earls to dinner and had them executed.
  • 3 Jul 1449
    James II of Scotland marries the Burgundian noblewoman Mary of Gueldres.
  • 1450
    James II of Scotland attacks the estates and castles of the Black Douglases.
  • 1451
    The University of Glasgow is founded.
  • Feb 1452
    James II of Scotland stabs William Douglas in Stirling Castle, the earl is then finished off by the king's companions.
  • 1455
    James II of Scotland attacks Berwick Castle.
  • 1456
    James II of Scotland attacks the Isle of Man.
  • 1457
    James II of Scotland attacks Berwick Castle a second time.
  • 3 Aug 1460
    James II of Scotland is killed by an exploding cannon while laying siege to Roxburgh Castle.