Well not if Scotland is able to stay out... Is not like HRE or Burgundy was much involved in Denmark when Isabella married Christian II and/or when he was deposedWould’ not this risk Scotland being dragged into the interminable Swedish/ Danish - or, if you prefer the Danish/Swedish, wars of this period?
Exactly. It would depend on how much support James V/VI was willing/able to offer his daughter/sister...and that in turn, would probably depend on the domestic situation when and if the whole Danish/Swedish fuss kicked off for the nth time...Well not if Scotland is able to stay out... Is not like HRE or Burgundy was much involved in Denmark when Isabella married Christian II and/or when he was deposed
Okay interestingOn a surface level, I just think she's interesting and I wish we had more info on her.
In OTL, she was brought up in Marie de Guise's household and when Mary returned to Scotland they spent quite a bit of time together. She witnessed the murder of Mary's secretary David Rizzio alongside Mary and her mother Elizabeth Beaton in 1566.
Politically, if she's not married yet when Mary goes to Sweden/Spain/wherever, she can go with her and Jean's a good link to the Stuarts. She can marry into an important family there and tie the Stuarts more closely to wherever. If she's already married, presumably to Archibald Campbell, 5th Earl of Argyll, her OTL husband, she may have a daughter by that point, she is ~10 years older than Mary, who could do something similar, which might help while waiting for Mary to have a son.
I think she's more useful with Mary than back at home. If James had just Mary as a full sibling, she might be more useful at home, but he has a younger brother and full sibling in Arthur.
Oh aye, that’s why James offered him the role. He wants to see where grey goesSurely Grey can't continue as English ambassador if he is a Scottish Duke?! This will put him in a terrible position if relations between England and Scotland ever deteriorate.
And surely he's worth more to the new King as a friendly ambassador than as another ambitious Duke.
Indeed allGiven his holdings in England Grey ought to be a bit smarter about accepting the offer.
If he was a Feudal Baron then he wouldn't be entitled to sit in the Scots Parliament but would be entitled to own (and indeed sell) the land and title on. He could also be made a Scottish knight (of highest Order - possibly St Andrew if you accept it existed) by James.
Speaking of Greys doing stupid things, Janes' sister Katherine is of age to start acting stupid and in otl she was very good at that. Atl Katherine doing stupid or notably not doing stupid due to effectively being brought up in Scotland could be fun.Aren't there indications from OTL that Grey wasn't the sharpest knife in the draw? It's possible he'd say something stupid in the heat of the moment if pressured.