Douglas, Earl of Moray (d 01.05.1455)
Archibald Douglas, Earl of Moray (1426 – 18 May 1455) was a Scottish
nobleman during the reign of King James II of Scotland. He was one
of the five brothers from the Black Douglas family who clashed with
He was a twin brother of
James Douglas, 9th Earl of
Douglas. In later years, James was believed to be the older by only
a few minutes, as he inherited the earldom of Douglas, when their
older brother was killed by the king, but it has been suggested that
in earlier years Archibald was believed to be the older.
became Earl of Moray jure uxoris (in right of his wife) by marrying
Elizabeth Dunbar, 8th Countess of Moray.
He was responsible for the razing of
Duffus Castle in 1542.
He was killed
fighting the king's supporters at the
Battle of Arkinholm.
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