medieval scotland

Broughty Castle
Dundee, Scotland by Simon Mayson

Completed in 1495 CE, Broughty Castle played a role in the War of the Rough Wooing (1543-1551). After Scotland’s defeat in the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh (1547), the owner of Broughty Castle – Lord Gray of Foullis – surrendered the fortification to the English in exchange for money and fishing rights. It was 1550 before the Scots – with the help of the French – were able to recapture the castle; however, by that point the war was effectively over. 

“There are those who say fate is something beyond our command. That destiny is not our own, but I know better. Our fate lives within us, you only have to be brave enough to see it.”  ~ Brave, 2012

I’m reminiscing from when i was most recently my favourite Disney princess at St Ives Medieval fair this past September. 
I’m actually going to be re-making Merida however in her Disneyland design for Sydnova next June! 

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Glencoe Knight by Nick Aiton