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History of Scotland

Every month we will feature articles relating to the history of Scotland - famous people, famous battles, famous places etc. These will build over the months into a full and intriguing insight into the history of this ancient land

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  • The Battle of Flodden

    The Battle of Flodden

    In September 1513, the largest battle between England and Scotland took place. The battle took place just outside the village of Branxton, but prior to the battle the Scots were based at Flodden Edge, which is how it became known as the Battle of Flodden.

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  • The Darien Scheme

    The Darien Scheme

    Some have said: 'The Darien venture was the most ambitious colonial scheme attempted in the 17th century…The Scots were the first to realise the strategic importance of the area..." Whilst others claimed: "They were plain daft to try… It was disaster.

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  • The Two Pretenders

    The Two Pretenders

    The Two Pretenders of the title were James Edward Stuart, known as the Old Pretender, and his son Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender. Both were determined to take their place - in their opinion, their rightful place - on the British throne.

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  • Black Agnes

    Black Agnes

    Despite their defeat in 1314 at the Battle of Bannockburn, English forces returned to Scotland in 1338 intent on conquering the Scots. On 13 January they arrived outside the mighty gates of Dunbar Castle near the fallen town of Berwick.

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  • The Auld Alliance - France and Scotland

    The Auld Alliance - France and Scotland

    Dating back to 1295, the Auld Alliance was built upon Scotland and France’s shared interests in controlling England’s aggressive expansion plans.

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