Scotland

Few events have been as romanticised and misunderstood as the Jacobite Rebellion. And, as Jacqueline Riding explains, politics has brought its myths to the fore once again.

The first monarch of the House of Stewart was born on March 2nd, 1316.

Roger Hudson describes how the ‘stiffest bridge in the world’ took shape following a railway disaster in 1897.

The Stuart banner was raised on September 6th 1715.

Behind the beautiful work of the ‘Father of Glasgow’ lay a deep and lasting love.

Henry Stewart wed Mary on July 29th 1565.

No Scottish clan is as controversial as the Campbells. Yet, says Ian Bradley, the opening of its Argyll Mausoleum offers a chance to re-assess a contentious past.

During the French Revolution, writes Tresham Lever, some political trials took place in Edinburgh for which Lord Braxfield has been intemperately denounced.

A general, a poet, a Calvinist, for almost a year Montrose, in King Charles’s name, was master of Scotland. Five years later, writes Aram Bakshian, Jr., he was hanged in Edinburgh.

What can explain the Scottish King's rash challenge to his uncle of England, Henry VIII, in 1542? In that year, writes Albert Makinson, a Scots army was destroyed on the borders of Cumberland, and James's throne passed to his daughter, Mary, before whom lay a tragic destiny.

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