James V was king of Scotland from 1512 until 1542. He became king when he was just 17 months old after his father, James IV, was killed at the Battle of Flodden Field, the largest battle ever fought between England and Scotland.
Under James, Patrick Hamilton was put to death in 1528.
James died at the age of 30 in 1542, two weeks after the English defeated the Scots at the Battle of Solway Moss. He was succeeded by Mary Queen of Scots, who was just six days old when her father died.
J. G. Vos, The Scottish Covenanters, pp 28-39.
DSCHT: Church and State (Theological Questions); James VI
Jenny Wormald, ‘James VI and I (1566–1625)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, Jan 2008