Armorial panel of the Stewarts, Falkland Palace

  • Description

    "After the rout of the Scottish army at the battle of Solway Moss on 24th November 1542, King James V retired to the Palace in a deep depression. It was here that he gave up the ghost on 14th December, less than a week after the birth of his daughter Mary who immediately became Queen of Scots. He is reported to have said on his death-bed, "It came wi a lass, it'll gang wi a lass" - the 'it' being the Stewart dynasty which had acquired the crown from Walter the Steward's marriage to Marjorie Bruce, daughter of King Robert I, in 1315. His words proved prophetic, not because Mary lost her throne in 1567, but because Queen Anne, his descendant, died without heirs in 1714." Photo by kim traynor, 2011.
  • Owner

    kim traynor
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Edmund Anon
    Last modified: 4 years, 4 months ago
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    Picture Taken: 2011-10-21
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