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Until 1472 the archipelago known now as Orkney was part of what country?

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Until 1472 the archipelago known now as Orkney was part of what country?
posted Jul 2 by Sandeep Otari

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In 1468 Orkney was pledged by Christian I, in his capacity as King of Norway, as security against the payment of the dowry of his daughter Margaret, betrothed to James III of Scotland. However the money was never paid, and Orkney was absorbed by the Kingdom of Scotland in 1472

answer Jul 2 by Sannuthi Nagendra Prasad
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