16 December 2019
Our annual round-up presents the top twelve most popular articles on the History Scotland website during 2019.
1 – The husbands of Mary Queen of Scots
A look at Mary’s relationships with her three husbands – Francis II, Henry Stuart Lord Darnley and James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell. Read here.
2 – Mary’s execution
Our second most popular article concerns the execution of Mary Queen of Scots on 8 February 1587. Read here.
3 – Going gold panning
Discover where in Britain gold has been found – and is still found – over the centuries. Read here.
4 – The life of Henry Stuart Lord Darnley
Exploring the life of Mary’s second husband, the controversial Henry Lord Darnley. Read here.
5 – The prisons of Mary Queen of Scots
The Mary theme continues with a look at the different English prisons where Mary Stuart was kept. Read here.
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6 – Mary and John Knox
A look at the fiery relationship between John Knox and his adversary Mary Queen of Scots. Read here.
7 – What tartan can I wear?
Find out whether there is a tartan associated with your surname or location. Read here.
8 – Mary and Bothwell
Studying the relationship between Mary Queen of Scots and her third husband. Read here.
9 – Mary Stuart castles
A round-up of Scottish castles associated with the life of Mary Queen of Scots. Read here.
10 – Mary’s final resting place
Find out about the burial site of the Stewart queen. Read here.
11 – Fascinating facts
Facts about Mary Queen of Scots that you (probably) never knew. Read here.
12 – Gemology in Scotland
Our final article profiles where in Scotland precious gemstones have been found. Read here.