what_now: DamnYankees: No. Why would they not keep Queen Elizabeth?How long do you have?Basically, the Kings of England have farked with Scotland for a thousand years. Henry the II tried to wipe out the entire boarder- you've seen Braveheart. Besides the made up romance, it's pretty accurate. Henry the...(fourth? I think?) captured the children and wives of the Scottish barons and murdered and raped them- in that order. Others, he hung from cages outside for YEARS.Henry the 7th married his daughter off to the Stuart king, and then invaded. Henry's Granddaughter Elizabeth executed their Queen (Mary Stuart), and then named Mary's son her heir. So the Scottish Stuarts were now Kings of England.But a few generations later, the Stuart King decided to be a Catholic, so they kicked him out, and invited his daughter and son in law (William and Mary) to come be King and Queen instead, and when they died, they Hanovers- the current ruling family took over.A few generations after that, the grandson of that Stuart King tried to invade through Scotland. The British didn't just beat the Scots- they wiped out survivors, women, children, animals and fields. They burned crops, they destroyed buildings.Google "Culloden". The Scottish aren't happy with the Hanovers (Windsors). There's a reason that when Elizabeth dies, her son will take a name other than "King Charles".
Day_Old_Dutchie: This lady has turned up on Fark before. [s27.postimg.org image 402x305]FARK headline: A young lady of Seville would not think of attending the bullfights at the Maestranza ring without.. OMG WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?
ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Am I the only one wondering why an independent Scotland would need a monarch of any sort? I get if they stay a Commonwealth realm they'd keep Lizzy Deuce and the wacky Windsors as their royals like Canada or Australia do, but if they're even suggesting going far enough to not answer to that throne, why any?
Tax Boy: [i.imgur.com image 590x700]The Duchess of Alba married a civil servant 24 years her junior in 2011
FSTFKL: Plissken: She was smokin hot six decades ago.She actually wasn't too bad, there are several pictures here:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2320262/Duchess-Alba-autobio gr aphy-Why-turned-chance-Picassos-muse.htmlHonestly, people, she's 87. No one is expected to look sexy at 87.
Mokmo: So why would the Scots leave the kingdom of a queen they despise to replace her with a foreign queen ? Not going to happen.
cynicalbastard: And just to complicate matters, both the Stewarts and the Bruces, the traditional Scottish Royal families, were originally Norman.
DamnYankees: No. Why would they not keep Queen Elizabeth?
Tillmaster: You do realize that- The first King of both Scotland and England was Scottish- The Scots initiated the Act of Union (for commercial reasons); it wasn't an English invasionSassenachs!
WhyteRaven74: She's one of only two people who can ride their horse into the cathedral in Barcelona (the other is the king). She's one of three people who doesn't have to bow to the pope. With all her titles do come some interesting privileges.
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