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#Medieval Monday | On this Day in 1437

Welcome back to Medieval Monday! Mary’s Tavern is open, my friends!

Years ago, I purchased this wonderful gem of a book from the Renaissance Magazine. As a lover of historical events, I’ve been able to learn a great deal on a particular day from the time-period beginning with the Vikings to the Renaissance. In addition, there’s a Dictionary of Medieval Terms in the back. I thought it would be fun to explore “On this Day…” and look forward to sharing more in my Medieval Monday posts.

On this day in 1437 ~ King James I of Scotland assassinated by his grandson, Robert, and others.

James I (late July 1394 – 21 February 1437) was King of Scotland from 1406 until his assassination in 1437. The youngest of three sons, he was born in Dunfermline Abbey to King Robert III and Annabella Drummond.

James had been held prisoner for nearly nineteen years by the English king, Henry IV after being captured as an eleven-year-old boy. While in England, James was made more of a guest than a hostage. When he was finally released and returned to Scotland, James inherited a kingdom in disarray, ruled by some of his relatives and other nobles. His first acts of power were to execute his rights as king. He proceeded to have his cousins who might assert their claim to the throne imprisoned or executed. He ruled without mercy for thirteen years and made many enemies who began to plot the king’s death. They finally managed to execute their plans on February 20, 1437.

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Tavern News

For those who didn't hear my wonderful news on social media, I'm overjoyed to announce Wishes Under a Highland Star took two awards from the Paranormal Romance Guild! First in Romance/Historical Series (A Tale from the Order of the Dragon Knights), and second in Romance/Historical. My sincere appreciation to those who voted for my story. Thank you with love!


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