1519 ca1575, Jan 22
a regent for Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. Initially a Protestant and a member of the pro-English party, in 1543 he was involved in negotiating the marriage of the Queen of Scots to the infant Prince of Wales (the future Edward VI of England). Cardinal David Beaton, who favoured the Auld Alliance, was imprisoned at Dalkeith Palace and then Blackness Castle. Henry VIII of England doubted Arran's commitment to English policy and wanted him deposed.
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09/03/1543-Cardinal David Beaton replaces James Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Arran, as regent for Mary I of Scotland 
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