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!
“Beware what you speak,’ said the Merlin very softly, ‘for indeed the words we speak make shadows of what is to come, and by speaking them we bring them to pass, my king.”
Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Mists of Avalon