James II (Scotland). (1430-1460), son of James I., did not begin to rule for some years, the kingdom being in a state of feudal anarchy. In 1452 he stabbed William, Earl of Douglas, and two years later declared the estates of his house forfeited. In 1460 he crossed the border to help Henry VI. against the Yorkists, but soon returned, and was killed at the siege of Roxburgh Castle by the bursting of a cannon.