Doune Castle, Home of the Uncrowned King of Scotland

Doune Castle was built in the late 1330s by Robert Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Earl of Monteith and Fife. Robert Stewart was the younger brother of John, Earl of Carrick, who became King Robert III in 1309. In 1388 King Robert III was injured by a horse-kick and Robert Stewart took control. Although he was never king, he was the ruler of Scotland, holding the reins of government, for 22 years from 1388 until his death in 1420… [click to read more]

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