[LMB] OT: what a nice gift....
baur at chello.at
Sun Aug 7 08:04:23 BST 2016
its rainy, windy and cold up there all the time .. even the horses had
to get smaller to avoid to blown away ..
Am 07.08.2016 um 08:51 schrieb A. Marina Fournier:
> On Jul 30, 2016, at 01:12 PM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
> Yes, it is.
> Reminds me of Shetland being given as a wedding gift.
> In 1469, Shetland AND Orkney were pledged by Christian I, in his
> capacity as King of Norway, as security against the payment of
> the dowry of his daughter Margaret, betrothed to James III of Scotland.
> As the money was never paid, the connection with the crown of Scotland
> has become perpetual.
> In 1469, Shetland was pledged by Christian I, in his capacity as King of
> Norway, as security against the payment of the dowry of his
> daughter Margaret, betrothed to James III of Scotland. As the money was
> never paid, the connection with the crown of Scotland has become
> perpetual. In 1470, William Sinclair, 1st Earl of Caithness ceded his
> title to James III and the following year the Northern Isles were
> directly annexed to the Crown of Scotland, a process confirmed
> by Parliament in 1472.
> The late 16th century and early 17th century was dominated by the
> influence of the despotic Robert Stewart, Earl of Orkney, who was
> granted the islands by his half-sister Mary Queen of Scots, and his
> son Patrick. The latter commenced the building of Scalloway Castle, but
> after his imprisonment in 1609 the Crown annexed Orkney and Shetland
> again until 1643 when Charles I granted them to William Douglas, 7th
> Earl of Morton. These rights were held on and off by the Mortons until
> 1766, when they were sold by James Douglas, 14th Earl of Morton to
> Laurence Dundas.
> I seem to recall it was supposed to be for 500 years, which would have
> put it returning to Norway at 1969 or maybe 1972, but I can't find
> anything about that anniversary.
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