Category Archives: Scotland
The link below is to an article that takes a look at the Phantassie Doocot in East Linton, Scotland. This building was built for keeping doves in order to supply eggs, meat and manure.
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On this day in 1305, William Wallace was executed for high treason.
The link below is to an article that takes a look at the Battle of Flodden.
The link below is to an article that takes a look at The Great Fire of Edinburgh, which occurred in 1824.
The link below is to an article reporting on a plan by archaeologists to try and locate a lost kingdom of the Picts in Scotland.
The link below is to an article reporting on the discovery of the oldest calendar in the world.
The link below is to an article that looks at the Bowling Harbour Boat Graveyard in Scotland.
The link below is to an article covering the story of the death of Sigurd Eysteinsson in Scottish history. He was basically killed by a tooth.
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Robert the Bruce Becomes King of Scotland
On this day in 1306, Robert the Bruce became the King of Scotland. He continued as king until his death on the 7th June 1329. He led Scotland during the Wars of Scottish Independence in which Scotland regained its independence from England. He is probably more remembered outside of Scotland for his role in the life of William Wallace, particularly since the film Braveheart based on the life of William Wallace.
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Download the following books:
King Robert the Bruce, by Alexander Falconer Murison
The Story of King Robert the Bruce, by Robert Laird Mackie
The Bruce, by John Barbour and William Mackay Mackenzie
Robert the Bruce and the Struggle for Scottish Independence, by Sir Herbert Maxwell