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Isabel of Mar

Isabel of Mar was the wife of Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland. She was taken prisoner by the English in 1306 just before the Seige of Kildrummy Castle, along with Bruce's sister Mary.

They were confined in timber and iron cages and hung from the walls of Berwick and Roxburgh castles, respectively. For months they were forbidden to communicate with anyone except the English who brought them food and water, exposed to the weather and open mockery and allowed only the convenience of a privy.

Somehow they survived the ordeal. Isabel was eventually released to join a nunnery as by that time Robert was himself dead.

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