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Started by DonaCatalina, September 23, 2010, 05:21:33 AM
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Quote from: DonaCatalina on November 18, 2010, 08:33:02 AMJames V of Scotland was King of Scots from 9 September 1513 until his premature death at the age of 30.He was the nephew of Henry VIII of England, and was just seventeen months old when his father was killed at the Battle of Flodden Field on 9 September 1513. The young king was controlled as a virtual prisoner by the 6th Earl of Angus until 1528 and assumed the reins of government himself.James sailed to France for his first marriage and fathered his only legitimate child, Mary Stuart. According to legend, James was nicknamed "King of the Commons" as he would sometimes travel around Scotland, disguised as a common man, describing himself as the Gudeman of Ballengeich. Also according to legend, what he learned of the Scottish people while out like that convinced him that his heir should not marry Edward, Henry's son. The memory of Edward, Hammer of the Highlands, was strong among the common people. The 'rough wooing' that Henry VIII pursued reinforced fears of what would happen to Scotland if an English monarch sat on the throne. By the time of James V death, most of the nobility had come to agree with him, regardless of bribes and blandishments from England. Who know how history might have turned had he lived longer.
Quote from: DonaCatalina on January 06, 2012, 07:37:46 AMHe died on 7 July 1307 of an lingering case of Dysentery; perhaps a fitting end to a liar, oath-breaker, murderer and thief.
Quote from: Welsh Wench on January 14, 2012, 10:57:55 AMThe reconstruction of the face of Eleanor of Acquitaine. This is really neat!She really needs no introduction. Her reputation precedes her.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVOFwLfchWA&feature=related
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