List of Scottish monarchs

Kings and queens that ruled Scotland
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This is a list of the Kings and Queens of Scotland. This list goes from 843 until when England and Scotland joined together in 1707.

Coat of arms of the Kingdom of Scotland before 1603
William Wallace.

House of AlpinEdit

 
Indulf, king of Scots (954-962)

The House of Alpin traditionally ends in 1034, although this list continues to 1058.

House of DunkeldEdit

 
Arms of Scotland: Or a lion rampant within a double tressure flory counterflory gules

The House of Dunkeld may have begun in 1034.

First Interregnum 1290–1292Edit

Guardians of Scotland

House of BalliolEdit

 
John Balliol, king of Scots, installed by Edward I Longshanks (1292-1296)

Second Interregnum 1296–1306Edit

Guardians of Scotland

House of BruceEdit

House of BalliolEdit

  • Edward Balliol (1329 – 1363)
     
    Oliver Cromwell and possibly his son Richard, lord protector of England & Scotland from 1649-1658 and 1653-1658, executed King Charles I. His son followed for under a year from 1658-1659. (August-May). The monarchy was restored in 1660 with king Charles II.

House of Stewart (Stuart)Edit

Disputed or unrecognized claimsEdit

Note: there have been other claims to the Scottish throne besides these

  • Margaret, the Maid of Norway was unrecognized by some Scots (ruled 1286-1290)
  • John Balliol was also unrecognized but by most Scots (ruled 1292-1296)
  • Henry Lord Darnley proclaimed himself king in 1565 as Henry I of Scotland (ruled 1565-1567)
  • Charles II claimed to rule even during Oliver & Richard Cromwell's reigns (ruled 1649-1685)
  • James VII was recognized by France to rule after his deposal (ruled 1685-1702)

Related pagesEdit

  • In 1707, England and Scotland joined together. For Kings and Queens after 1707, see British monarchs. The same monarchs had ruled Scotland, England, and Ireland since James VI and the Union of the Crowns in 1603.