[LMB] OT: what a nice gift....

Baur baur at chello.at
Sun Aug 7 08:04:23 BST 2016


nice?

its rainy, windy and cold up there all the time .. even the horses had 
to get smaller to avoid to blown away ..

servus

markus

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:
>
> https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/28/norway-finland-move-mountain-halti-halditsohkka-highest-peak
>
>
> 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.
>
> Marina
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