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Re: The Maid of Norway
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2005, 12:10:28 PM »
How about a smack in the gob with some frozen salt cod ;D
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Re: The Maid of Norway
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2005, 12:19:49 PM »
Yessss! Any other ideas? ;D
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Re: The Maid of Norway
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2005, 12:41:47 PM »
Well I am sure Norwegian food is a culinary delight so how about being wrapped in whale blubber and bombarded with meatballs ;D
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Re: The Maid of Norway
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2005, 12:46:52 PM »
while stapled to a christmas tree!
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Re: The Maid of Norway
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2005, 01:03:49 PM »
This is a very imaginative discussion . . . I've always thought that being slapped with a wet fish of any kind would be AWFUL.  ;D
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Re: The Maid of Norway
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2005, 01:08:14 PM »
Come round to ours any friday night.. friday night is "wet fish in the gob" night 8)
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Re: The Maid of Norway
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2005, 01:13:15 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D I may hold you to that!
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Re: The Maid of Norway
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2005, 08:23:53 PM »
So who ruled Scotland while Margaret was Queen?

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Re: The Maid of Norway
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2005, 08:10:53 AM »
Hi Kmerov!

A regency council was decided by a parliament of nobles and prelates shortly after Alexander's death. It comprised six "governors" - four noblemen and two bishops Glasgow and St Andrews. It wasn't a very satisfactory arrangement as these men didn't cooperate.

However the arrangement survived (minus two governors who died) until 1290 when the Maid died.

At this point Edward I saw fit to nominate her successor. He chose John Balliol.

A similar regency council was set up (at first) for Mary Queen of Scots.

Hope you didn't object to all the Norwegian jokes by the way, am I right in thinking that you are danish?

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Re: The Maid of Norway
« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2005, 02:42:02 AM »
i was JUST thinking of opening a thread about the what-ifs concerning margaret marrying edward... *sighs*... i really am away too much...

the interesting part is that had they married and had children the scottish and english crowns would have been united a lot earlier than they were...
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Re: The Maid of Norway
« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2005, 02:44:38 AM »
and there wouldn't have been a Stuart thread to post on here.....
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Re: The Maid of Norway
« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2005, 02:53:04 AM »
...and a couple of wars less... :)
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Re: The Maid of Norway
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2005, 04:51:19 AM »
There were other occasions when this might have happened:

If Elizabeth had died of Smallpox in 1562

If Mary Queen of Scots had married Edward VI and they had produced a child.

If James V of Scotland had married Henry VIII's daughter Mary.

If Henry VIII had died without children (James V would have inherited).

If James IV of Scotland had married Edward IV's daughter Cicely (they were engaged in the 1470s), and Elizabeth of York and Henry VII had died in a bizarre multiple accident.

Can anyone think of any more ifs?


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Re: The Maid of Norway
« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2005, 06:51:57 AM »
Well, bell, you seems quite fond of counterfactual history, as am I! Umm . . . I can' think of any more . . . Arbella Stuart had a claim to both thrones. If James I had died childless . . .  ::)
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Re: The Maid of Norway
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2005, 05:32:08 AM »
Or if he had married her instead of Anne of Denmark!
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