Bolton Castle is situated in the Yorkshire Dales 54 miles to the north west of York. Permission for the castle to be built was given by Richard II, and it was complete by 1399. (I wrote more about it’s history here) Quadrangular in design, it was built with defense in mind, and the living quarters… Read More Stories of Bolton Castle Part 2: Mary, Queen of Scots.
I hadn’t heard of Bolton Castle. It isn’t that much of a surprise, once you start learning about North Yorkshire and the shear number of castles that still mark the landscape today! We were staying in West Witton, on the other side of the valley and I spotted Bolton Castle across the valley. Solid, imposing,… Read More Stories of Bolton Castle, Part 1: A Brief History and a Wars of the Roses connection
Mary, Queen of Scots, portrait at Hatfield House Early Life Mary, Queen of Scots was born at Linlithgow Palace, Scotland on the 8th of December, 1542 and was the only legitimate child of King James V of Scotland, and his wife Mary of Guise. She was the great niece of Henry VIII, and a cousin… Read More A Brief Biography of Mary, Queen of Scots