Stirling Castle, Scotland. Built right on top an extinct volcano, a castle has stood there since roman times. as a wedding present from King James V of Scotland to his wife, drastic remodeling was done. Sadly, she died shortly after the wedding, but he marched on and handed it to his next, more famous wife, Mary of Guise, the mother of Mary, Queen of Scots.
JAMES V., King of Scotland, son of James IV. and his Queen Margaret Tudor, was born at Linlithgow on the 10th of April 1512, and became king when his father was killed at Flodden in 1513, and Mary of Guise or Mary of Lorraine] (1515-1560), daughter of Claude, Duke of Guise, and widow of Louis of Orleans, Duke of Longueville. Parents of Mary, Queen of Scots.
Linlithgow Palace ruins, West Lothian, Scotland. This sculpture of a Peryton (winged deer) is a fountain detail which was built in the centre courtyard during King James V reign during 1513 - 1543. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linlithgow_Palace
Melrose Abbey is a Gothic-style abbey in Melrose, Scotland. It was founded in 1136 by Cistercian monks on the request of King David I of Scotland. The last abbot was James Stewart, natural son of James V, who died in 1559.Scottish kings and nobles are buried at the abbey. The embalmed heart of Robert the Bruce is also said to rest on the abbey's grounds, while the rest of his body is buried in Dunfermline Abbey.
James V, King of Scotland James V, father of Mary Queen of Scots, was the only surviving son of James IV and Margaret Tudor and was born on or around 10th April, 1512 at the Palace of Linlithgow in West Lothian. He became King in 1513 at 17 months old on the death of his father in battle against the English on Flodden field.
Half-length portrait of James V of Scotland (1512-42), facing the front, his head turned half to the left, wearing the collar of the Thistle over red coat and rests his clasped hands on a cushion. In the upper background are the royal arms of Scotland