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@scottjamespryde

scottjamespryde
Spynie Palace (originally known as Spynie Castle) was the fortified home of the Bishops of Moray for over 500 years.
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The building here, David’s Tower (or Davey’s Tower) is the one of, if not the, very largest of all Scottish medieval towers, with 6 storeys and a garret on top. •
Visitors included James IV who visited here whilst on a pilgrimage to Tain in 1505. He was apparently entertained by both singing maidens and gambling, losing 42 shillings playing cards. At the same time, he was a pious man and expressed his guilt in the part he played in the murder of his father by wearing an iron chain around his waist, to which he added a new link each year...
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The Earl of Bothwell, the third husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, spent most of his childhood here and sought refuge here after he was outlawed in 1567, before fleeing to Orkney and Norway before dying in miserable conditions in a Danish prison (the story goes that he was chained to a pillar half his height and spent the last ten years of his life wearing out a circular groove in the floor)
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Harbouring Bothwell brought about the end of the tenure of Bishop Patrick Hepburn, the last Roman Catholic bishop at Spynie. His time in charge also saw the imprisonment of Ruxby, the agent provocateur of Elizabeth I of England, who attempted to inveigle Mary, Queen of Scots, into a plot with English Roman Catholics.
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Witches were seen flying into the palace every Halloween, according to those who believed that the Bishops were in league with the Devil. Mysterious lights, music, a phantom piper and even the ghost of a lion have been claimed for Spynie too...
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13 321 7 hours ago
Spynie palace (originally known as spynie castle) was the fortified home of the bishops of moray for over 500 years.

the building here, david’s tower (or davey’s tower) is the one of, if not the, very largest of all scottish medieval towers, with 6 storeys and a garret on top. •
visitors included james iv who visited here whilst on a pilgrimage to tain in 1505. he was apparently entertained by both singing maidens and gambling, losing 42 shillings playing cards. at the same time, he was a pious man and expressed his guilt in the part he played in the m****r of his father by wearing an iron chain around his waist, to which he added a new link each year...

the earl of bothwell, the third husband of mary, queen of scots, spent most of his childhood here and sought refuge here after he was outlawed in 1567, before fleeing to orkney and norway before dying in miserable conditions in a danish prison (the story goes that he was chained to a pillar half his height and spent the last ten years of his life wearing out a circular groove in the floor)

harbouring bothwell brought about the end of the tenure of bishop patrick hepburn, the last roman catholic bishop at spynie. his time in charge also saw the imprisonment of ruxby, the agent provocateur of elizabeth i of england, who attempted to inveigle mary, queen of scots, into a plot with english roman catholics.

witches were seen flying into the palace every halloween, according to those who believed that the bishops were in league with the devil. mysterious lights, music, a phantom piper and even the ghost of a lion have been claimed for spynie too...



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@ttornegard

ttornegard
After finally leaving Rye, we headed over to Tenterden, a cute village across the border in Kent. I was admiring the architecture and how it resembles the building style found in New England (USA) when this lady walking her three dogs strode into my field of view. I though it was a somewhat candid capture
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5 92 8 hours ago
After finally leaving rye, we headed over to tenterden, a cute village across the border in kent. i was admiring the architecture and how it resembles the building style found in new england (usa) when this lady walking her three dogs strode into my field of view. i though it was a somewhat candid capture
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@manutrips

manutrips
Today is an emotional day for all people living in Manchester. 
1 year just passed since the little bees 🐝🐝🐝 lost their lives in the terrorist attack that happened at Manchester Arena. 😔
Yet, words are certainly not enough to express my feelings about today. 
I❤MCR
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12 82 18 hours ago
Today is an emotional day for all people living in manchester.
1 year just passed since the little bees 🐝🐝🐝 lost their lives in the terrorist attack that happened at manchester arena. 😔
yet, words are certainly not enough to express my feelings about today.
i❤mcr
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@ttornegard

ttornegard
Last post from Rye! My brain was firmly locked in photography mode all the way to the parking lot, where I thought about using the car door/frame as a foreground framing device to capture this interesting looking cluster of buildings up on the hillside. The circular looking structure in the upper right is the Landgate Tower, which dates to 1340 and is part of the town’s walls.
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3 89 18 hours ago
Last post from rye! my brain was firmly locked in photography mode all the way to the parking lot, where i thought about using the car door/frame as a foreground framing device to capture this interesting looking cluster of buildings up on the hillside. the circular looking structure in the upper right is the landgate tower, which dates to 1340 and is part of the town’s walls.
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#kings_villages #villages #ig_sussex #visitbritain #photosofbritain #ukpotd #explore_britain #britains_talent #yesbde #traveling_uk #uk_pho #lovegreatbritain #loves_united_kingdom #topukphoto #gloriousbritain #englandsbigpicture #photosofengland #visitengland #total_uk #uk_shooters #bestukpics #ukshots #1ukshot #raw_uk #bestunitedkingdom #capturingbritain #visit_uk #kings_through