Scottish History - September
1st September 1720
Prince James Francis Edward Stuart "The Old Pretender" and the Polish Princess Maria Clementina Sobieska were official marriage. The marriage took place at the Italian Cathedral of Monte Fiascone, and the union led to the birth of Charles Stewart in Rome in 1720. Maria Clementina Sobieska was one of Europe's richest heiresses and brought the Stuarts a cash injection.
4th September 1241
The future King Alexander III was born at Roxburgh, in the Scottish Boarders to King Alexander II and his second wife Marie de Coucy. He was crowned King of the Scots on the 13th July 1249 at Scone Abbey, Scone, Perth and Kinross aged just 8 when his father died. Alexander III reigned until his death on the 19th March 1286.
8th September 1469
The Shetland Islands were mortgaged to Scotland as part of the marriage dowry between Princess Margrethe of Denmark and the future king James III who were married on 10 July 1469. With the marriage the kingdom of Scotland finally gained the last territories which make up Scotland as it is today.
The battle of Pinkie Cleugh took place just outside Musselburgh on the banks of the river Esk. This was initiated by King Henry VIII who was attempting to secure his northern boarders through an alliance with Scotland, he proposed a union between his son Prince Edward and the young Mary Queen of Scots. Scottish parliament rejected King Henry’s proposal.