31v]), this might also be read as supporting Thomas Eure's claim that the interlude had James V's personal sanction: it was, he reported, played "by the Kings pleasour, he being prevey thereunto" (by the king's pleasure, he being privy thereunto).
The young James V had reluctantly been taken into the control of his stepfather, Archibald Douglas, earl of Angus in 1525, and through 1526 there was considerable tension between Angus, James, other factions among the nobles, and James's mother, Queen Margaret, over the custody of the monarch.
England was also beginning to try out Scottish opinion on the issue of Henry VIII's divorce, remarriage, and relations with the pope; but we have little evidence of the domestic preoccupations of James V's court in these months.
(55) Sir James Inglis similarly occupied a senior position; as Clerk of the Closet to James IV and Chaplain to the infant James V, he was involved in the political life of the court and as Lyndsay records was admired for his writing and dramatic composition.
Finnart's silver chapel ware was seized and re-engraved with the arms of James V
's infant son; the guns at Craignethan were towed,to Edinburgh, and the king fed happily upon Finnart's treasure, including 1,530 [Pounds] of gold coins in boxes which may have been among the gear, coffers and deeds that cost 39/- to cart to the capital.