The Tomb of James II King of Scots
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This model depicts a historical interpretation of what the tomb of James II of Scotland (1430-60) may have looked like.
James II was King of Scots from 1437 until 1460 when he was accidentaly killed by an exploding cannon. He was buried in Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh. The tomb was likely destroyed by an invading English army during the Anglo-Scottish wars in the 1540s.
James was perhaps the first succesful king of the Stewart dynasty. At the time of his death he had the popular support of his nobles having won a civil war against the powerful Douglas family earlier in his reign. He married Mary of Guelders, a relation of the powerful Duke of Burgundy and was succeeded by a male heir in his son James.
The tomb was modelled in 3ds Max based on historical research on Scotland and royal European tomb building in the 15th Century. Submited as part of a Masters Thesis in International Heritage Visualisation.