Scottish Tumbr Photoset #9
Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi (via raquelcaldwell)
On this day in history…
19 August 1561: Mary, Queen of Scots returns to Scotland from France.
Mary Stuart was born 8 December 1542, and she became queen of Scotland six days later when her father, James V, died. At the age of five, Mary was betrothed to the Dauphin of France. She left Scotland in 1548, and spent the remainder of her childhood at the court of Henri II. In 1558, Mary finally married the Dauphin Francois. The next year, however, Henri died during a jousting tournament and his son succeeded him as Francois II. Mary was now queen of Scotland and France. Through her father’s mother, Margaret Tudor, she also had a claim to the throne of England. Francois II only ruled for a little over a year, however, and he died of an ear infection that caused an abscess in his brain on 5 December 1560. Less than a year after her husband’s death, Mary left France for Scotland in order to take up her personal rule. She landed at Leith on 19 August 1561. Mary’s reign was rather disastrous, and she was forced to abdicate in favor of her young son, James VI, in 1567.
|Anonymous sent: Hello ,my family are moving to scotland. And im going to study there, can you name me some good highschools?|
Sorry, I only go to university here, never went to high school in Scotland nor do I feel qualified enough to answer your question… Sorry!
*loses drink in scotland* where did my Glasgow.
Oh my god
Edinburgh Castle as seen from Princes Street Gardens, Scotland (by Venvierra).