Chaseabout Raid

Chaseabout Raid
Chaseabout Raid
Part of French Wars of Religion
James Stewart Earl of Moray.jpg
The 1st Earl of Moray.
Date 1565
Location Lowlands of Scotland
Result Victory for Mary
Scotland Protestant rebels
Commanders and leaders
Mary, Queen of Scots James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Chaseabout Raid was a rebellion by James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray against his half sister, Mary, Queen of Scots, on 26 August 1565, over her marriage to Lord Darnley.


There were fears that her marriage to Darnley signaled a return to Roman Catholicism. Moray is reported to have declared that he aimed at nothing else than "the maintenance of the true religion."


Mary set out for Stirling on 26 August 1565 to confront them, and returned to Edinburgh the following month to raise more troops. Moray failed to gather significant support and the rebellion was easily crushed by Mary, forcing Moray to flee. [1]


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