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Argyll, Colin Campbell, 6th earl of

Argyll, Colin Campbell, 6th earl of [S] (c.1542–84). Campbell succeeded his half-brother in the earldom in 1573. After a quarrel with Regent Morton over certain crown jewels, brought to Argyll by his second wife, the widow of Regent Moray, he seized the young king James at Stirling in 1578 and forced him to dismiss Morton. Argyll was appointed lord chancellor [S] and held the post until his death. A reconciliation with Morton did not last and Argyll voted for his execution in 1581.

J. A. Cannon

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