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WELCOME TO MY STORY AND HISTORY OF SCOTLAND BLOG.

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Welcome to my fictional Story and History of Scotland Blog.
As well as writing poetry I also like to write short stories, and am fascinated by the History of Scotland my Birthplace.
Please come back from time to time and read some of my stories, everyone is always welcome.


Thank you.


william

KINGS AND QUEENS OF SCOTLAND PART 2

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Hi folks, hope you enjoyed the post on Scottish Monarchs part 1 please enjoy part 2.

Introduction
This page covers all the kings and queens of Scotland from Robert the Bruce in 1306 up to the Union of the Parliaments in 1707 in the reign of Queen Anne. The dates shown beside each entry relates to the years in which they reigned. Part 1 of this feature describes the monarchs from earliest times up to King John. There is also a further page showing a chronology of all the kings and queens of Scotland, England, United Kingdom and France.
Robert I (1306-1329)
Robert the Bruce's grandfather, Robert Bruce of Annandale, who had estates in Huntingdon as well as Scotland, was one of the claimants to the throne of Scotland on the death of Queen Margaret, Maid of Norway, in 1290 (he was a descendant of King Alexander II). On the death of his father, the Earl of Carrick, Robert was reputedly the richest man in England. In 1306, after a quarrel and murdering John Comyn, Robert declared himself Kin…

KINGS AND QUEENS OF SCOTLAND.PART 1

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Hi folks, here is some more History of Scotland with the KINGS AND QUEENS.


Introduction
This page covers all the kings and queens of Scotland in sequence up to the end of the 13th century. Part 2 covers from Robert the Bruce to Union of the Parliaments in 1707. The dates shown beside each entry relate to the years in which they reigned (although in the early years historians are sometimes uncertain of the precise dates). There is also a further page showing a chronology of all the kings and queens of Scotland, England, United Kingdom and France.
The Early Years
Following the final withdrawal of the Romans from Scotland in the 4th century, there were a number of tribal groupings whose boundaries changed over the centuries. In the north, the Picts covered the Highlands and parts of the Lowlands as far as Angus, Fife and Stirling. Although little is known of the Picts and apart from late lists of kings written in Latin, they left no written record. The earliest king who is more than just a n…

THE BATTLE OF CARBERRY HILL

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Hi folks, welcome, this is another famous Scottish Battle, I hope you enjoy and get an insight into Scottish battles.

Part of Mary, Queen of Scots Civil War
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Commemorative Stone at Carberry marking the site of the conflict
Date15 June 1567
LocationCarberry Hill, near Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland
ResultVictory for opponents of Mary, Queen of Scots
Belligerents
Forces loyal to Mary, Queen of ScotsForces opposed to Mary, Queen of Scots
Commanders and leaders
James Hepburn, 4th Earl of BothwellWilliam Kirkcaldy of Grange
Strength
2,000, including
200 musketeers
300 pikemen2,000
Casualties and losses
UnknownUnknown
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Mary, Queen of Scots feuds
The Battle of Carberry Hill took place on 15 June 1567, near Musselburgh, East Lothian, a few miles east of Edinburgh, Scotland. A number of Scottish lords objected to the rule of Mary, Queen of Scots after she had married the Earl of Bothwell, who was widely believed to have murdered her previous husband Lord Darnley. The Lords w…

SCOTLAND.BATTLE OF ANCRUM MOOR 27th January 1545

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Hey folks yet another battle fought in Scotland.

In the period following the battle of Flodden (1513) an uneasy truce existed between Scotland and England, but in 1542 the tensions once more erupted into open conflict. Following its Reformation in 1534, England stood independent from Catholic Europe. In response Pope Paul III sought an alliance between Scotland, France and the Holy Roman Empire against England.

After failed negotiation with the Scottish king, in October 1542 Henry VIII sent an English army some 20,000 into Scotland, where they burnt Kelso and Roxburgh. In reply, James V of Scotland raised an army of some 18,000 troops in the west and headed for Carlisle, but was defeated in November at Solway Moss by a much smaller English force. After the death of James V, Henry aimed to unify the two kingdoms by seeking the marriage of the one year old Scottish Queen Mary to his own son, Prince Edward. When his proposals failed he pursued the matter through force of arms - the so call…

SCOTTISH BATTLES . Battle of Auldearn

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Battle of Auldearn
9th May 1645

The Covenanter government of Scotland had entered into alliance with the English parliament and entered the Civil War in England in early 1644. The Scottish army had a major impact in the campaign for the north of England. In response, following the royalists’ dramatic defeat at Marston Moor (Yorkshire, July 1644), the King appointed the Marquis of Montrose as his military commander in Scotland. On 28th August 1644 Montrose raised the royal standard. Often with an army of little more than 2000 troops he fought a campaign in which he won a series of dramatic victories in the Highlands against the Covenanter forces. Heavily outnumbered, time and again he effectively exploited the terrain to outmanoeuvre his enemy, defeating them at Tippermuir, Aberdeen, Fyvie and Inverlochy.

When in April he attempted an assault on Dundee a Covenanter army under Baillie responded. Montrose retreated north and an army under Hurry was dispatched in pursuit, getting between the…

SCOTTISH CULTURE AND TRADITIONS.

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Scotland has been handing down its traditions for close to a thousand years now, since the earliest days of the clans in the 12th century. However, Scottish traditions are not something sterile under glass and steel in a cold museum. They are vibrant, living things, constantly growing and evolving, and every generation adds the thumbprint of its own particular Scottish culture to the whole.

Take, for example, the 60 Highland Games that still take place all across Scotland annually - those are a uniquely Scottish mix of culture, sports, music and community.

Bagpipes, haggis and kilts

Everybody knows the cliché of the piper on the shortbread tin. But have you experienced the breath-taking reality of a hundred pipers skirling in uplifting unison? This isn't an image from Scotland's cultural past: it happens every August at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and on Glasgow Green.

Or take food, for example. We all know the stereotypical notions of traditional Scottish fare - haggis, porridg…

THE SCOTTISH PEOPLE.

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Hello friends, this is a piece of information regarding Scottish people.
The Scots are well known for being nice, pleasant, and friendly 

Scottish people have a worldwide reputation for warmth and friendliness. Whether it’s the millions of visitors who travel to Scotland every year or the thousands who come to live permanently, so many talk of a genuine friendliness and a welcoming hospitality.

Did you know that almost three quarters of European visitors say that one of the main reasons for visiting Scotland is its people?

Everyday friendliness

The Scots love people – and they like to make others feel at home. You’ll find an enthusiastic friendliness in so many places. Ask a stranger for directions, buy something in a local shop, eat or drink in a pub or restaurant or put on the kettle in your workplace kitchen and you’ll be met with a smiling face and a friendly “Let me help”, “Tell me more about yourself” or “How are you?”

Culture and identity

Scottish people are proud of their nationality…

THE BATTLE OF CULLODEN. (Scottish History.)

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Scotland had many battles, especially with the English, for some strange reason we always wanted to fight with them. Below is the details for the battle of Culloden.
Another part of Scottish History.
The last ever pitched battle to be fought on British soil took place on 16th April 1746 on Drummossie Moor, overlooking Inverness.
At the Battle of Culloden, a well-supplied Hanovarian Government army led by the Duke of Cumberland, son of King George II, would face the forces of Charles Edward Stewart, The Young Pretender, in the final confrontation of the 1745 Jacobite Rising.
The Jacobite Rising was an attempt to overthrow the House of Hanover and restore the House of Stuart to the British throne. Having failed in their attempt to gain support in England and advance on London, the Jacobites had retreated all the way back to Scotland.
Under constant pressure from the King’s army, Charles marched his force of around 6,000 men ever further northward, before finally establishing a base at Invern…

THE "BIGOT"

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Jack was over the moon, for the first time since following them he was very soon to meet his idols, a pop group he had followed since ten Years old. He idolized them to a point every poster in his bedroom was the pop group, none of his wall covering was visible, and between that and the figures, he collected it looked like a shrine.
Valerie his mum had been entering competitions for two Years, she was determined she would help Jack get his wish come true and as TV programmes like Jim'll fix it did not exist now she had to opt for entering competitions spending fortunes on magazines and papers and also buy food products the family didn't even like, all for her son Jack.
Jack was now sixteen Years of age, born with Cerebral Palsy he was wheelchair bound, despite this he was able to communicate and knew exactly what he wanted from life.

 His mum and dad taught Jack all the values he needed, he was a credit to both of them as he surpassed many pupils in his class, his reports from sc…
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