Tuesday, April 5, 2011
April 10, 879 Louis III became King of the Western Franks. 1500 Ludovico Sforza was captured by the Swiss troops at Novara and was handed over to the French. 1512 James V of Scotland was born.Succeeding to the throne at the age of 17 months and surviving a power struggle over his regency, James was a harsh ruler whose taxation alienated his subjects. His alignment against Henry VIII of England resulted in a disastrous battle at Solway Moss. The defeat caused James to suffer a nervous breakdown, and he died shortly thereafter at the age of 30. His only legitimate child to survive to adulthood was Mary, Queen of Scots. His illegitimate son,the Earl of Moray, became regent of Scotland when Mary abdicated.