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Denis Law

On this day in 1958 Aberdeen-born Denis Law became the youngest footballer to play for Scotland.

At the time playing for Huddersfield Town, he was 18 years and 7 months old when he played against Wales at Cardiff. Scotland won 3-0. Law went on to great things, scoring 236 goals as Manchester United's star striker, and in a bizarre irony, it was he who, wearing a Manchester City strip, scored the infamous goal that relegated United in 1974. He has recently been nominated Scotland's best player of the last 50 years by the SFA.

Margaret Tudor

Today in 1541 saw the death of Margaret Tudor, English princess, sister of Henry VIII, wife of James IV, and mother of James V. It was through Margaret, a paternal great-grandmother (through Henry, Lord Darnley), and a maternal great-grandmother (through Mary, Queen of Scots), that James VI based his claim to the throne of England following the death of Queen Elizabeth I.

Today's recipe: the earthy flavours of grey mullet are paired with spicy potatoes in this seasonal dish.

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