Archibald Campbell

(2nd Earl of Argyll)

c.1465 - 1513

Noble. The son of Colin Campbell, the 1st Earl, he became Lord High Chancellor of Scotland (1483), governor of Tarbert Castle, Lieutenant-General in Argyll and the Isles (1500) and Heritable Sheriff of the South-West (1509). Through these positions his clan rose to a position of supremacy, equalled only by the Gordons in the north. He fell at Flodden Field (1513) with his king, James IV (1473 - 1513). His younger son gave rise to the Earls of Cawdor.

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