The term "Pele" is said to derive from the old French "piel" meaning a fence made of stakes.
These crags, that mountain tower,
Which charmed my fancy's wakening hours
Methought grim features, seamed with scars,
Glared through the window's rusty bars
The mightiest work of human power.
Known as "the Young Pretender", PRINCE CHARLES EDWARD STUART (Bonnie Prince Charlie) marched through the Borders in the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745 on his advance into England to claim the throne from the Hanoverian King George.
PAXTON HOUSE, overlooking the river Tweed near Berwick upon Tweed, was built for a PRINCESS.
Patrick Home, who had been educated at Leipzig University in Germany, spent time at the court of Frederick the Great of Prussia. In an unsuccessful attempt to woo Sophie de Brandt, Patrick had the house built c.1758 to create one of the finest examples of neo Palladian architecture in Scotland, with interiors by Robert Adam and furniture by Thomas Chippendale. But the marriage was thwarted by the couple's families and never took place.
Mary Queen of Scots
and the Queen of Elfland
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