David Beaton

[David Beaton] (c.1494-1546) Cardinal, Archbishop of Saints Andrews, and statesman, died Saint Andrews, Scotland. He negotiated the renewal of the French alliance, and the marriage of James V, and for his services received the Bishopric of Mirepoix, 1537, and the cardinal's hat. In 1539 he succeeded to the See of Saint Andrews. As regent for James's daughter, Mary, he opposed the schemes of Henry VIII to detach Scotland from its allegiance to the Holy See and bring it into subjection to himself. He was therefore assassinated by Henry's agents.

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