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Did you know that according to legend the Scots thistles that grow on the scant remains of Fotheringhay Castle near Oundle are descended from those planted by Mary Queen of Scots days before her execution? Her son James I and VI ordered the 14th century castle to be razed to the ground when he came to the English throne, but thistles thrive on the ground where the building stood. Mary loved the thistle as a national symbol, and worked it into many tapestries during her imprisonment.

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