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The Scottish Marches is a term for the border country on both sides of the border between Scotland and England. From the Norman conquest of England until the reign of James VI of Scotland, who also became James I of England, border clashes were common and the monarchs of both countries relied on March Lords to…Continue
Today it has been announced that Rembrandt’s ‘Catrina Hooghsaet’ which has been at the centre of a storm over UK export rules, is going on loan to National Museum Cardiff for three years. This one of a number of artworks collected by the Douglas-Pennant family at Penrhyn Castle. …Continue
I have asked this question before: Was Lady Janet Douglas of Glamis a witch?
A recent book by Deborah Richmond Foulkes, FSAScot, FLAMES OF MY TRUTH, The Tragic Execution of Janet Douglas would appear to put the matter to rest.
In a note to me, she wrote:
I reviewed the entire surviving records that Pictcairn published on Criminal Trials in Scotland and in all three trials involving Janet, she was never charged with witchcraft. I did find that her son was charged…Continue