Mary, Queen of Scots. House

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Some historical doubts but a fine building Nov 09, 2010
This is a fine house in Jedbugh, close to the border with England, that was certainly there in Mary's time. How much she actually had to do with the house in her lifetime is subject to doubt, as explained in the website.

What is not in doubt is that the history of any building as important as this at that time in the border area of Scotland had to be interesting!

Mary (Stuart) not to be confused with Mary Tudor, older sister of Elizabeth I of England and Queen before her. This Mary was Elizabeth's cousin and represented a threat to her as she was a Roman Catholic regarded by Spain, then a considerable power, as the rightful Queen of England. In the fashion of the times she ended up headless but her son, James VI of Scotland became James I of England after Elizabeth's (natural) death.

In spite of any historical doubts and it being a Mary museum, the building is well worth seeing for its own sake.
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