Archibald Campbell, 7th Earl of Argyll
Campbell was the son of Colin Campbell, 6th Earl of Argyll and in 1594 he had commanded royal troops in the Battle of Glenlivet against Catholic Rebels, especially the Gordons of Huntly. In 1618 Archibald Campbell converted to Roman Catholicism, religion of his wife, Anne (Cornwallis), from Presbyterianism. By 1619, he had surrendered his estates to his son, Archibald Campbell. He was made a knight of the Golden Fleece in 1624. He had announced his new religion from the Netherlands and as a consequence he was declared a traitor in Edinburgh on 16 February 1619 and banned from his country. He was very supportive of his new religion even after he was allowed back in 1621. He was interested in military solutions in Ireland in 1622, but he was unable to raise an army.
His nickname, "Gillesbuig Grumach" is the Gaelic for Archibald the Grim. This presumably originates from his wife Lady Agnes Douglas, daughter of the Earl of Morton, and after their 14th century ancestor, Archibald Douglas, 3rd Earl of Douglas.
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