Events This Week in Scottish History

19 November 1600
Charles I born in Fife.
19 November 1976
Sir Basil Spence died. Born in Bombay, he was educated in Edinburgh where he spent much of his working life.  His most famous work is Coventry Cathedral, and in Edinburgh the Main University Library.
20 November 1776
William Blackwood, publisher, born in Edinburgh.
21 November 1917
Lt E A Mackintosh, Seaforth Highlanders, author of  poem Cha Till Maccruimein, which foretold his own death,  killed on the second day of the Battle of Cambrai.
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22 November 1515
Mary of Guise born. She was the second French consort of James V, a devout Catholic, and aimed for union between Scotland and France. She brought a French Army to Scotland, but despite her efforts, the Scottish Protestant Reformation began, and the French were driven out of Scotland.
23 November 1834
James Thomson, BV, born in Port of Glasgow.  He wrote under the name "Bysshe Vanolis" to distinguish himself from James Thomson 1700-1748, author of "Rule Britannia". He died in 1882.
24 November 1542
The Battle of Solway Moss.  The Scots under the command of James V's favourite, Lord Oliver Sinclair and Lord Maxwell, were routed by a smaller English force.
25 November 1835
Andrew Carnegie, steel magnate and philanthropist, born in Dunfermline.
26 November 1836
John Loudon MacAdam who introduced the "macadam" or "tarmac" system of road surfacing, died at Moffat, Dumfrieshire.

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Updated 19/11/2017