The siege of Dunnottar Castle ended - On this day in history
Scotland's last Royalist stronghold, Dunnottar Castle, surrendered to Oliver Cromwell's forces on 26 May 1652, after a siege of eight months. The castle was beseiged in the hope of English forces taking hold of the Honours of Scotland - the royal crown, sword and sceptre.
However, despite the castle surrendering, these items were smuggled out of the castle before the siege ended and hidden at Kineff Parish Church.
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