It was the outstanding beauty of his sister Janet with her flame-red hair
which was to bring David Kennedy of Carrick to the attention of Scotland's
romantic and personable monarch, James IV.
But whatever its cause, the association between the King and David Kennedy
was to prove highly beneficial to Scotland in the troubled years ahead, when
Henry VIII and the English Tudors sought to style themselves suzerains, or
Lords Paramount, of the Northern Kingdom.