July 17 – A burning in Scotland

On this day in history, 17th July 1537, in the reign of King Henry VIII, a burning took place in Scotland.

Scotland wasn’t of course ruled by Henry, it was ruled by his nephew, King James V, son of Margaret Tudor.

But who was burnt to death?

The condemned person was Janet Douglas, Lady Glamis, and she was accused of plotting to poison King James.

Find out more about what happened, and why James V hated her family, in this edition of #TudorHistoryShorts…

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