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James Douglas, 2d earl of Douglas and Mar

Douglas, James, 2d earl of Douglas and Mar, 1358?–1388, Scottish nobleman; son of William Douglas, 1st earl of Douglas and Mar. In 1373 he married Isabel Stuart, daughter of Robert II. With the aid of a French contingent he made raids on the English border in 1385. In the famous battle of Otterburn, celebrated in the ballads Chevy Chase and the Battle of Otterburn, Douglas himself was killed, but his forces were victorious, and his opponent, Sir Henry Percy, was taken captive.

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