Tag Archives: Scotland

Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland

The marriage of Margaret of Denmark and King James III of Scotland may not have been very happy. But the union had a significant impact on the territorial gains of Scotland. Margaret was born on June 23, 1456 in Denmark. … Continue reading

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Scota, The Mother of Scotland

Serendipity: The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident. Don’t you just love when that occurs? Bear with me while I tell you what happened. I was at the bookstore, looking for some captivating history and discovered this book “Saxons, … Continue reading

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Mary Fairfax Somerville – Mathematics by Candlelight

“I was annoyed that my turn for reading was so much disapproved of, and thought it unjust that women should have been given a desire for knowledge if it were wrong to acquire it.” Mary Fairfax Somerville The 17th and … Continue reading

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