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Borthwick Castle.
Borthwick Castle.

Borthwick Castle is a medieval, Scottish fortification. It is located twelve miles to the southeast of Edinburgh city, to the east of the village of Borthwick in Scotland. This castle was constructed in 1430 by Sir William Borthwick, at the site of an earlier structure, and it remains the Borthwick family ancestral seat. Image File history File links Borthwick_Castle. ... Image File history File links Borthwick_Castle. ... Scottish can refer to: Look up Scottish in Wiktionary, the free dictionary (as an adjective) things to do with Scotland (see also Scots and Scotch) (as a noun) the Scottish people. ... Edinburgh (pronounced ; Scottish Gaelic: ) is the capital of Scotland and its second-largest city. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Pierrefonds Castle, France Castle has a history of scholarly debate surrounding its exact meaning. ... // Events May 23 - Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne The Ottoman Empire captures Thessalonica from the Venetians First use of optical methods in the creation of Art A map of Europe in 1430. ... Lord Borthwick is an ancient title in the Peerage of Scotland. ...


It was originally a stone enclosure fortress with massive walls up to 14 feet in thickness and 110 feet in height. The design is a U-shaped keep with a 12 foot gap between the towers. There was an interior courtyard and round towers at the corners.


It was visited twice by Mary Queen of Scots, in 1563 and later in 1567 when she was besieged inside while under the protection of the 6th Lord Borthwick. She managed to escape the siege by using a disguise. In 1650 the castle was attacked by Oliver Cromwell's forces, and was surrendered after only a few shots of a cannon. The damage to the walls from this attack is still visible. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Events February 1 - Sarsa Dengel succeeds his father Menas as Emperor of Ethiopia February 18 - The Duke of Guise is assassinated while besieging Orléans March - Peace of Amboise. ... Events The Duke of Alva arrives in the Netherlands with Spanish forces to suppress unrest there. ... Year 1650 (MDCL) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Oliver Cromwell (April 25, 1599–September 3, 1658) was an English military and political leader best known for making England a republic and leading the Commonwealth of England. ... A small cannon on a carriage, Bucharest. ...


After a period of abandonment, the castle was restored by 1914. During World War II this castle was used as a secret hiding place to store national treasures. In 1973 it was leased from the Borthwick family and converted into a hotel catering mainly for castle weddings [1]. 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Dariush Grand Hotel,Kish island, Iran The 4-star Manor House Hotel at Castle Combe, Wiltshire, England. ...


External links

  • Borthwick Castle official page
  • Overview of Borthwick Castle

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