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James V of Scotland: Grandfather of an English King
James V was born on April 10, 1512. He was the son of James IV and Margaret Tudor and the grandfather of the man who joined two Kingdoms, James VI of Scotland and I of England.
Why I love Scotland
Scotland has many things to offer, here my personal five favorites ;-)
My Love Affair with Scotland
Some reasons I've fallen in love with Scotland although I've never been there.
What is the Jacobean Era?
It was the period when King James was on the throne of first Scotland, then England too. His reign straddled the turn of the 17th century. He wrote a Bible you know.
Top Ten Places to Visit in Scotland
Everybody knows about Edinburgh castle, but there is more to Scotland than Edinburgh. Here my top ten insider tips of the best places to visit in Scotland.
England Under the Tudors: The Birth of Margaret Tudor
Margaret Tudor was born on November 28, 1489. Her birth brought temporary peace between two warring crowns.
Top Castles in Scotland
This is a post about some of the magnificent castles of Scotland. There are more than 3.000 castles in Scotland; here are five of them that stand out.
Why Did Elizabeth I Imprison Mary, Queen of Scots?
Mary, Queen of Scots sought refuge in England after being imprisoned in Scotland. Instead of help, Elizabeth I imprisoned her. To understand why, her past needs to be explained.
Mary, Queen of Scots Becomes the Queen of France
On July 10, 1559, Mary, Queen of Scots, became the Queen Consort of France. Her reign lasted around 18 months before she returned to Scotland.
Remembering the Battle of Flodden 500 Years On
It was the largest battle ever fought between Scotland and England. Yet it was chivalry which condemned the Scots to their heaviest loss of life in a single day.
The Joining of Cousins: Mary, Queen of Scots Marries Lord Darnley
On July 29, 1565, Mary, Queen of Scots, married Lord Darnley. He was her cousin through Margaret Tudor and their marriage became important for James VI of Scotland.
King James I's Obsession With Witches
James I's preoccupation with witchcraft, prompted persecution of so-called witches in late 16th century Scotland.