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1515] FRENCH INTERFERENCE IN SCOTLAND 373 regency should be taken
from her, and given to the Duke of Albany (1515).1 This Prince came
over from France, where he was naturalized, and succeeded in
getting the late King's children into his hands. Margaret sought
refuge in England, where, after a time, Angus, who had been
kidnapped and carried to France, joined her. They thus supplied
Henry with an instrument by which he could carry on his intrigues
in Scotland. The ill-fated marriage, which led to the misfortunes
of Mary Queen of Scots, was the union of the two families of
Margaret by her respective husbands, James and Angus. This attempt
of the French to re-establish that influence in Scotland which the
policy both of Henry and his father had " French Interfer- been
directed to destroy, naturally attracted the atten- enc in Bcot-
tior of Henry, and was made a cause of complaint at the French
Court, with which, though the treaty still existed, there had
already ceased to be cordiality. The gay and beautiful young
English Princess had led her husband, always a valetudinarian, to
change his habit of life. His dinner-hour had been moved from eight
to twelve in the morning; his bed-time, usually six, had been
sometimes advanced even till midnight. His health yielded to this
change of life, and he died three months after his marriage. With
him passed Daatli of lonl away the real strength of the treaty. His
widow almost n. ?eii immediately married Charles Brandon, Duke of
Suffolk, iwtween Uk the King's favourite companion and her own old
lover, nauo"'- braving the royal anger, which seems on this
occasion to have been slight, and afterwards founding a family with
some claim to the throne. The new King of France, Francis I.,3 who
at his accession had beenCount of Angouleme, a...
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