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Encyclopedia > James Douglas, 4th Duke of Hamilton

James Douglas, 4th Duke of Hamilton, (1658November 15, 1712), eldest son of William Douglas, Duke of Hamilton and of Duchess Anne, succeeded his mother, who resigned the dukedom to him in 1698. He was of the first cohort of James VII's royal Order of the Thistle (1687) so it is perhaps unsurprising that, considering next year's political upheaval that removed his king, and following, with accession of Queen Anne he was regarded as leader of the Scottish national party, perhaps due to very tight interpersonal links with the other royal line. As such, he was an opponent of the Union with England, but his lack of decision rendered his political conduct ineffective. As an attempt to woo him, additionally he was created Duke of Brandon in the peerage of Great Britain in 1711; and on 15 November in the following year he fought the celebrated duel with Charles Mohun, Lord Mohun, narrated in Thackeray’s Esmond, in which both the principals were killed. Their seconds George Macartney, Esq and Colonel John Hamilton were found guilty of manslaughter. Events January 13 - Edward Sexby, who has plotted against Oliver Cromwell, dies in Tower of London February 6 - Swedish troops of Charles X Gustav of Sweden cross from Sweden to Denmark over frozen sea May 1 - Publication of Hydriotaphia, Urn Burial and The Garden of Cyrus by Thomas Browne September... November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... Events Treaty of Aargau signed between Catholic and Protestants. ... William Douglas, 1st Earl of Selkirk (1635-1694), who was created Duke of Hamilton in 1660 on the petition of his wife, Anne Hamilton, suo jure Duchess of Hamilton (daughter of the 1st Duke), receiving also several of the other Hamilton peerages, but for his life only. ... Events January 4 - Palace of Whitehall in London is destroyed by fire. ... James VII ordained the modern Order. ... Anne Queen of Great Britain and Ireland Anne (6 February 1665–1 August 1714), became Queen of England and Scotland on 8 March 1702. ... Scotland (Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a country or nation and former independent kingdom of northwest Europe, and one of the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom. ... The Acts of Union were twin Acts of Parliament passed in 1707 (going into effect on 26 March) in the Scottish and the English Parliaments. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... Great Britain - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Events 24 February -- The London premiere of Rinaldo by George Friderich Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage. ... November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... Charles Mohun painted by Sir Godfrey Kneller. ... William Makepeace Thackeray (July 18, 1811 - December 24, 1863) was an English novelist of the 19th century. ...



Preceded by:
The Earl Rivers
Master-General of the Ordnance
1712
Succeeded by:
Vacant


Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers (c. ... The Master-General of the Ordnance (MGO) was an important British military position before 1855, when its duties were largely abolished. ...




Preceded by:
Anne Hamilton
Duke of Hamilton
Succeeded by:
James Douglas-Hamilton


The Mausoleum of the Dukes of Hamilton sits in the grounds of the old Hamilton Palace in Hamilton The Duke of Hamilton is a title in the Peerage of Scotland created in 1643. ...


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James Douglas - encyclopedia article about James Douglas. (694 words)
James Douglas, 2nd Earl of Douglas Sir James Douglas, 2nd Earl of Douglas and Mar (circa 1358 - 1388), functioned as an influential lord in Scotland.
James Douglas, 4th Duke of Hamilton The Most Noble James Douglas, 4th Duke of Hamilton, (1658 – November 15 1712), eldest son of William Douglas, Duke of Hamilton and of Duchess Anne, succeeded his mother, who resigned the dukedom to him in 1698.
James Douglas (physician) Dr James Douglas (born 1675, died April 2, 1742), was a Scottish physician and anatomist, member of the Royal Society, and physician to the Queen.
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