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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 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.
How Scottish Independence was Given Away
From the Romans to the English, the Scots had managed to repel every threat from south of its border. Until the conquerors came, not with swords, but with a crown.
English Supremacy in the Union Flag
The Union Jack, as it's commonly known, was meant to represent the United Kingdom. It says more about England as a superpower.
King James I's Obsession With Witches
James I's preoccupation with witchcraft, prompted persecution of so-called witches in late 16th century Scotland.
Why I love Scotland
Scotland has many things to offer, here my personal five favorites ;-)
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.
My Love Affair with Scotland
Some reasons I've fallen in love with Scotland although I've never been there.
Living with Grandma in Glasgow, Scotland
I spent the years between 1968 and 1969 living with my grandmother in Glasgow, Scotland. It was a good year.
What is the Difference Between the UK and Britain?
Accept that, in the British Isles, you will upset someone whatever you call us. Let me guide you through this linguistic minefield.