James VII of Scotland & II of England

Whilst strictly not Bain heritage, this post by Culloden Battlefield on the anniversary of James VII & II death on 16th September 1701 provides a fabulous insight into that time of Scottish history and hints at the roots of Jacobitism.

On 16th September 1701 James VII & II died of a stroke in exile, at the Chateau of St Germain-en-Laye in France. Aged 67 when he died James led a complicated life and within it lie some of the roots of Jacobitism. James ruled England and Ireland as James II and Scotland as James VII from 1685 […]

via James VII & II — Culloden Battlefield

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