A collection of historical and genalogical records
A Lady Margaret Douglas, a favourite of Henry VIII, negotiated the shady politics and shifting alliances of the courts of four Tudor monarchs. In her new book, Leanda de Lisle tells the story of the ‘progenitor of princes’, whose grandson, James VI of Scotland, became the first Stuart king of England.
Tudor: The Family Story (Chatto & Windus, 2013) is available to pre-order in the…Continue
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A Catholic church, St Brides, since the sixth century until the Reformation, the church served a relatively short spell as an Episcopalian place of worship before becoming Bothwell Parish Church in the early-1600s.
The original foundations of Scotland's oldest collegiate church bore deep under today's structure but the building has been rebuilt…
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Entire carved elephant tusks, known as…Continue
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The truth about what happened to the beautiful Lady Jane Douglas in Paris in 1748 has never been established. Did she give birth to twin boys in a bug-infested boarding house, or did she buy her two sons from poor French peasants to ensure that the distinguished line of Douglas survived in Scotland? The exploration of this 18th…Continue