Dunnotar Castle - Stonehaven - William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots, the Marquis of Montrose and King Charles II, all graced the Castle with their presence. It was at Dunnottar Castle that a small garrison held out against Cromwell’s army for eight months. By close of the 14th century, Dunnottar was firmly under Scottish control, under the Clan Keith.
Mary II - The daughter of James II, she married her cousin, William, Prince of Orange, and acted as his consort in the Netherlands. Unlike James II, she and her husband were Protestants and popular in England. They invaded, and seized the throne. Mary reigned alongside her husband from 13 February 1689 until her death in 1694.