Robert II., King of Scotland; born in Scotland, March 2, 1316; the son of Marjory, daughter of Robert Bruce, and of Walter, steward of Scotland, and was thus the first of the Stewart or Stuart kings. He was recognized by Parliament in 1318 as heir to the crown. On the death of David II. he was crowned at Scone, March 26, 1371. An act of Parliament in 1375 settled the crown on his sons by his first wife Elizabeth Mure of Rowallan, illegitimate by ecclesiastical law. His reign was comparatively a peaceful one, one of the chief events being the battle of Otterburn. Died in Dundonald Castle, May 13, 1390.
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