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Thread #4640   Message #2930112
Posted By: GUEST,Allan
17-Jun-10 - 05:42 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Montrose (Steeleye Span)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Montrose (Steeleye Span)
"James Graham, Marquis of Montrose, was born in 1612, and executed by order of the Republican Government, for treason against the state, in 1650"

There was no Republican government in Scotland in 1650. Charles II wasn't actually crowned until 1651 but he was recognised as king already in 1650. The Scottish government were at conflict with the king but weren't actually Republican.