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A guardian or regent, from the Latin regens, "[one] reigning", or regency council is a person or group of persons selected to act as head of state because the ruler is a minor, not present, or debilitated. The period of rule of a regent or regents is referred to as a regency.


In a monarchy, a regent usually governs due to one of these reasons, but may also be elected to rule during the interregnum when the royal line has died out.

Sir Archibald Douglas (1332–1333) (during the minority of David II)
Archibald Douglas, 5th Earl of Douglas (1437–1439) (during the minority of James II)
William Douglas, 8th Earl of Douglas (1445–1449) (during the minority of James II)
Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus and Archbishop James Beaton (1524–1528) (during the minority of the former's stepson James V)
James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton (1572–1581) (during the minority of James VI)



 

 

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