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Scottish explorer Sir Alexander Burnes was born on 16 May 1805.

16/05/2019

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Mary Queen of Scots married her third husband, James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell on 15 May 1567. ...

15/05/2019

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The St Andrews Society of Golfers was founded on 14 May 1754.

14/05/2019

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On 13 May 1568, Mary Queen of Scots was defeated at the Battle of Langside.

13/05/2019

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The story of the Stewart monarch Mary Queen of Scots, a Universal Pictures movie, is coming to DVD on 20 May 2019. ...

13/05/2019

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A hunting rifle gifted by Queen Victoria to her loyal servant John Brown has been acquired by National Museums ...

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Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, daughter of the Earl of Strathmore, was crowned queen on 12 May 1937, alongside her husband, ...

12/05/2019

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On 11 May 1685, Covenanter martyrs Margaret Wilson and Margaret Lachlane were executed for refusing to declare ...

11/05/2019

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On 10 May 1941 Rudolf Hess crash landed in Scotland in what appeared to be a one-man attempt to end World War Two. ...

10/05/2019

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Glasgow socialist John Maclean was tried for sedition on 9 May 1918.

09/05/2019

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A new exhibition featuring stunning pieces of Traprain treasure, found on Traprain Law a century ago, will be on ...

09/05/2019

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On 8 May 1945 the Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany.

08/05/2019

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