Scottish History - November
5th November 1688
Catholic King James II and his wife had a son in the summer of 1688. William of Orange and his wife Mary (daughter of King James II) were invited by James’s protestant opponents to invade England and take the crown protecting the protestant population and stopping the new Catholic heir’s taking their place on the throne.
7th November 1861
Isobel Gunn, (also known as John Fubbister or Mary Fubbister) Died. Isobel who was from the Orkney Islands took on employment with the Hudson Bay Company while masquerading as John Fubbister making her the first European woman to step foot on Rupert’s Land which is now part of Western Canada.