James Graham, 1ST Marques of Montrose (1612-50)

August 31, 2009

Montrose, disappointed with the extremist leaders of Presbyterianism, became a champion of the crown in Scotland against the Covenanters.

He obtained a commission as Lieutenant-general from the king who elevated him to the rank of marques. His great skills and leadership abilities brought him success in the Highlands against armies three times the size of his. Unfortunately, betrayed, Montrose was taken prisoner to Edinburgh and executed there.

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