Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Behind Twisted Oaks 2

The last shot from Hermitage down in the borders. In October 1566 it was visited by Mary Queen of Scots, when she heard the Earl Of Bothwell who held the castle at that time was injured in a fight with border reivers. She rode the 25 miles from Jedburgh to be with him. As she was still married to Lord Darnley she could not stay at Hermitage with the Earl of Bothwell so after a short two hours she returned the 25 miles back to Jedburgh, en route she stumbled into a bog (marsh) and contracted "man flu" (a cold) from which she nearly died. click pic to bigger it

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