Fat Cat wrote:suthy snail wrote:There were pillarboxes vandalised in a few locations at the time with the EIIR on them but interestingly and much less known is that when the first box with the Scottish crown was erected in Bellfield Road,Stirling on 18/9/54 it was vandalised by someone painting EIIR with white paint.
Obviously not a nationalist!!
I remember reading somewhere that they don't put EIIR on the postboxes in Scotland because she is actually QE1 of Scotland and QE2 of England. Not sure if that's why.
Yep quite right Fat Cat.
Whilst England was under Brenda I(1558 - 1603), scotland was under Mary Queen of Scots. (cousins or sisters or summit)
Mary Queen of Scots's sun was King James VI(1567 - 1625) who became James I of England uniting both crowns under 1 person in 1603, thus anyone previous to this point in the scottish system was ignored in favour of the English, then British, lineage So Brenda II of England is Brenda I under the Scottish system.
Hope this helps
Now for the test, class..........