Sometimes it's better to get away to reevaluate priorities and I wish I had that privelage right now. Having the time and money to hike/get away is a privelage. The important thing right now is to work on world where everyone starts to feel like they have a chance at a future. And even if it means a lot of uncomfortableness right now, maybe the next generation won't even notice. I hope that one day our future kids will say, "what do you mean all knitting models were white?, "you had to fight to be hired as a BIPOC knitter?!" We owe it to ourselves and to our future to work on these issues. .
This picture was taken during a hike on New Year's Day in Scotland. Hiking gives me an opportunity to disconnect and think. Hiking was challenged last year because it was also struggling with inclusivity, but @brownpeoplecamping and @unlikelyhikers are helping bring a voice to this diverse community. .
On 2 May 1568, Mary escaped from Loch Leven Castle with the aid of George Douglas, brother of Sir William Douglas, the castle's owner. Managing to raise an army of 6,000 men, she met Moray's smaller forces at the Battle of Langside on 13 May. Defeated, she fled south; after spending the night at Dundrennan Abbey, she crossed the Solway Firth into England by fishing boat on 16 May. She landed at Workington in Cumberland in the north of England and stayed overnight at Workington Hall. On 18 May, local officials took her into protective custody at Carlisle Castle.
Mary apparently expected Elizabeth to help her regain her throne. Elizabeth was cautious, ordering an inquiry into the conduct of the confederate lords and the question of whether Mary was guilty of Darnley's murder. In mid-July 1568, English authorities moved Mary to Bolton Castle, because it was further from the Scottish border but not too close to London. A commission of inquiry, or conference as it was known, was held in York and later Westminster between October 1568 and January 1569. In Scotland, her supporters fought a civil war against Regent Moray and his successors. #maryqueenofscots#queen#scotland#marystuart#stuart#queenmary#royal#royals#royalfamily#history#marystuartqueenofscotland#queenmarystuart#stefanzweig
Between 21 and 23 April 1567, Mary visited her son at Stirling for the last time. On her way back to Edinburgh on 24 April, Mary was abducted, willingly or not, by Lord Bothwell and his men and taken to Dunbar Castle, where he may have raped her. On 6 May, Mary and Bothwell returned to Edinburgh and on 15 May, at either Holyrood Palace or Holyrood Abbey, they were married according to Protestant rites. Bothwell and his first wife, Jean Gordon, who was the sister of Lord Huntly, had divorced twelve days previously. •
Originally Mary believed that many nobles supported her marriage, but things soon turned sour between the newly elevated Bothwell (created Duke of Orkney) and his former peers, and the marriage proved to be deeply unpopular. Catholics considered the marriage unlawful, since they did not recognise Bothwell's divorce or the validity of the Protestant service. Both Protestants and Catholics were shocked that Mary should marry the man accused of murdering her husband. The marriage was tempestuous, and Mary became despondent. Twenty-six Scottish peers, known as the confederate lords, turned against Mary and Bothwell, raising an army against them. Mary and Bothwell confronted the lords at Carberry Hill on 15 June, but there was no battle as Mary's forces dwindled away through desertion during negotiations. Bothwell was given safe passage from the field, and the lords took Mary to Edinburgh, where crowds of spectators denounced her as an adulteress and murderer. The following night, she was imprisoned in Loch Leven Castle, on an island in the middle of Loch Leven. Between 20 and 23 July, Mary miscarried twins. On 24 July, she was forced to abdicate in favour of her one-year-old son James. Moray was made regent, while Bothwell was driven into exile. He was imprisoned in Denmark, became insane and died in 1578. #maryqueenofscots#queen#scotland#marystuart#stuart#queenmary#royal#royals#royalfamily#history#marystuartqueenofscotland#queenmarystuart#stefanzweig
Sir Andrew Barron Murray, the pride of Scotland and Great Britain hung up his boots after an illustrious career in tennis. He couldn't bear the brunt of his frequent niggles and injuries any more. He became the darling of UK after becoming the first ever Britisher to have won a Wimbledon title in decades. A couple of years back he was a part of the 'splendid four' that included Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and his own self . A small tribute from a tennis fan to a great who won three majors, two Olympic golds, Davis cup and forty five titles in all.
So excited to be presenting at The Victoria Whisky Festival this week! Whisky Explorer Grand Tasting this Thursday and three separate masterclasses Saturday featuring @bunnahabhain, @deanstonmalt and @blackbottle1879! .
Also, stop by and say hello at the grand tasting the Saturday evening @hotelgrandpacific! Looking forward to seeing everyone!
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