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  History of SCOTLAND   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
There is unrest and warfare in Scotland during much of the 18th century because a strong faction, particularly in the Highlands, supports the Jacobite cause (the claim to the throne of the exiled Stuarts).
During the second half of the 18th century Scotland is in the forefront of intellectual and scientific developments.
The confidence of Scotland during the Scottish Enlightenment is well suggested in the magnificent New Town built to the north of medieval Edinburgh.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?groupid=2900   (1986 words)

 History of Scotland: encyclopedia article from Wikipedia
This portion of Scotland was contested from the time of Constantine II and finally fell into Scottish hands in 1018, when Malcolm II pushed the border as far south as the River Tweed.
Scotland was then occupied by an English force under George Monck throughout the Interregnum and indeed annexed by the Puritan-governed Commonwealth.
The Company of Scotland soon became involved with the Darién Scheme, an ambitious plan devised by William Paterson to establish a colony on the Isthmus of Panama in the hope of establishing trade with the Far East — the principle that led to the construction of the Panama Canal much later.
www.scottishlaw.org.uk /scotlaw/usehistoryscotland.html   (7917 words)

 History of Scotland
The flight to Scotland, after the battle of Hastings, of Edgar Atheling, heir of the Saxon Royal house, with his mother and his sisters Margaret and Christina, was followed at no great distant date by the marriage of Margaret to King Malcolm, as his second wife.
The thirteenth century, during the greater part of which (1214-86) the second and third Alexanders wore the crown of Scotland, is sometimes spoken of as the golden age of that country.
The proposal was favourably received in Scotland; but while the eight-year-old queen was on her way from Orkney, and the realm was immediately divided by rival claimants to the throne, John de Baliol and Robert Bruce, both descended from a brother of William the Lion.
www.historyofnations.net /europe/scotland.html   (1871 words)

 The History of Scotland Scottish History
This part of the history of Scotland was the foundation for the film "Braveheart".
James IV of Scotland married Margaret, daughter of Henry VII of England, in 1503.
From that time on, the history of Scotland merges with that of the rest of the United Kingdom but Scots continued to play a part in world affairs far greater than their numbers might suggest.
www.heritage-of-scotland.com /history.htm   (1113 words)

 History of Scotland and its Scottish Heritage
The consolidation of Scotland was practically completed during the reign of Alexander III, when the Scots defeated the Norsemen in 1263 and thus gained control of the Hebrides and the coastal plain of the Highlands region.
In protest, the English invaded Scotland in 1296, and the massacre of the citizens of Berwick was the prelude to a ruthless war that resulted in Baliol's abdication.
Thenceforth the history of Scotland was interwoven with that of Great Britain, the hopes of the Stuarts for ousting Anne's Hanoverian successors having twice come to no avail, in the Jacobite uprising of 1715 and in the overthrow of the Young Pretender in 1746.
www.thetreemaker.com /last-name-meaning/history-of-scotland.html   (1866 words)

Scotland was called Caledonia in early 80 A.D. when it was invaded by the Romans.
The reign of Alexander III was the golden age of Scotland.
The church of Scotland was broken up in 1843 and the free church of Scotland was established by some of its congregatons.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Ridge/5850/scotland.html   (827 words)

 Brief History of Scotland
Scotland is divided into two main regions, the Highlands and the Lowlands with the border between the two known as the Highland Line.
A series of monarchs succeeded the Scottish throne until Mary of Guise, the French widow of James V of Scotland became regent for her young daughter, Mary, Queen of Scots.
In 1603 James VI of Scots, son of Mary Queen of Scots, inherited the throne of England upon the death of the childless Queen Elizabeth I of England.
www.lauriekris.com /scotland-history.html   (1026 words)

 Scotland: Gateway to Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Scotland is one of four constituent nations which form the United Kingdom (the other three are England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
Scotland has given rise to many more famous people, notable in the arts, literature, the sciences and as inventors, philosophers, architects and so on, than would be expected for a country of such modest size and population.
Scotland was a wealthy country through until the beginning of the 14th Century, when Edward I of England (known as the "Hammer of the Scots") was determined to incorporate Scotland into the English crown.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk /home/scotland/scotland.html   (1630 words)

 GO BRITANNIA! Scotland: A Brief History - Celtic Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It is to the invading Romans that we owe our written history of Britain; before their arrival, it simply wasn't the Celtic custom to entrust their history to anyone but the holy men and it was not to be written.
In fact, three fifths of Scotland are mountain, hill and wind-swept moorland, unsuitable for agriculture and therefore not interesting to the Romans.
It was not only the nature of the terrain that caused the Romans to abandon their attempts at conquest but the unimagined terrors of this Celtic world.
www.britannia.com /celtic/scotland/scot2.html   (997 words)

 History from Rampant Scotland Directory
Based in Edinburgh, NAS is the main archive for sources of the history of Scotland as a separate kingdom, her role in the British isles and the links between Scotland and many other countries over the centuries.
The history of the The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
History of the Railways of Coatbridge & Airdrie (The Monklands)
www.rampantscotland.com /history.htm   (5376 words)

 Scotland - Scottish History
Scottish History covers a huge area of interest in Scotland, from the Stone, Iron and Bronze ages, right through to the wars of the 20th century.
The Romans did invade Scotland but many parts of the country were not reached by them and the locals put up the fight of their lives, causing the Romans to finally retreat southwards behing their defences.
From troubles and murder in Scotland to the looming threat from England, Robert the Bruce was embroiled in Scotland's fate.
www.scottishweb.net /history/scotland_history.htm   (695 words)

 Royalty.nu - Kings and Queens of Scotland - Scottish Royalty in History
The "Prophecy of Berchan" is a medieval verse history of the kings of Ireland and Scotland between the ninth and 11th centuries.
The history of Celtic Scotland from the ancient kingdoms of the Picts and Scots to the downfall of Clan Donald at the end of the 15th century.
Written around 1200 AD by an unknown Icelandic author, this saga describes the conquest of the Northern Isles (Scotland's Orkney and Shetland islands) and Caithness (a county in Scotland) by the kings of Norway during the Viking expansion of the ninth century, and goes on to narrate the history of the Earldom of Orkney.
www.royalty.nu /Europe/Scotland   (1422 words)

 Scottish History
One of history’s greatest mysteries is the disappearance of the Picts.
They had been the dominant force in the north of Britain for hundreds of years but nobody is sure exactly what caused their demise.
As we have seen in previous articles, the Picts were the dominant force in Scotland for hundreds of years.
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/history_scotland   (469 words)

 Amazon.com: Scotland: The Story of a Nation: Books: Magnus Magnusson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A History of Scotland (Penguin History) (Penguin History) by J.
I have read many books on the history of scotland, and this is by far one of the best on the main characters who have shaped this nation.
One of Scotland's most successful novelists, with twenty-seven historical romances concerning Scotland to his credit, he wrote a history of Scotland and dedicated it to his grandson.
www.amazon.com /Scotland-Story-Nation-Magnus-Magnusson/dp/0802139329   (2095 words)

 GO BRITANNIA! Scotland: A Brief History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Presented by Peter N. Williams, Ph.D. On Thursday, December 18, 1997, Scottish Secretary Donald Dewar launched one of the most far-reaching changes to the British constitution by presenting a Bill to implement Scotland's first parliament in 300 years.
Thus, a powerful body of Scottish representatives would get together in a Parliament of their own for the first time since the Union with England and the abolition of the Scottish Parliament in 1707.
It is an Irish song that contains the words "A Nation Once Again," but the Scots with their own "Scotland the Brave" can now hold their heads high with the re-establishment of control over their own affairs and begrudging English acceptance of their northern neighbors as a nation.
www.britannia.com /celtic/scotland/history_scotland.html   (223 words)

 Genealogists History of Scotland
Earl of Argyll invaded Scotland and was executed in Edinburgh.
The Presbyterian Church was permanently restored as the Church of Scotland.
Scotland in an attempt to obtain the British throne., but he was defeated.
www.hughadamson.com /Crosbie/genealogists_history_of_scotland.htm   (1745 words)

 History Scotland Magazine: Scottish History - Archaeology - Genealogy
History Scotland is Scotland's bi-monthly illustrated history and archaeology magazine.
If you have an interest in Scottish history, then you are sure to find History Scotland magazine stimulating and informative.
History Scotland is written by professional historians, archaeologists and museum curators, as well as the local enthusiast - so you can be confident of the quality of the writing.
www.historyscotland.com   (250 words)

 Scottish History - Culture, Battles, Literature and more   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
We carry considerable information on Scottish History including accounts of famous battles, stories of the Scottish regiments, and the general and social history of Scotland and the Scots.
This is an excellent concise history of Scotland coming from one of Scotland's most respected historians, James Halliday.
This is a huge and very detailed history of the Highlands (not all of Scotland), researched in the 1830's and updated in the 1870's.
www.electricscotland.com /history   (755 words)

 WWW-VL: History Index: Scotland
History Gateway [The Institute of Historical Research, London]
Historic Earls and Earldoms of Scotland, by John Mackintosh
WWW-VL: History was established as HNSource (Kansas History Gateway) on 6 March 1993.
vlib.iue.it /history/europe/scotland.html   (305 words)

 Historic UK - the history of Scotland
No visit to Scotland would be complete without sampling a ‘wee dram’ of uisge beatha or ‘the water of life’ …the name given by the ancient Celts to the fiery amber nectar we now call Scotch whisky....
Langholm's proud horsemenThe Border burghs of Scotland were always the first places to feel the onslaught of the English invaders, and they celebrate their continuing existence with a flamboyant ceremony called the 'Common Ridings'.
Iona's place in history was secured when in 563 AD St. Columba arrived on its white sandy beaches with 12 followers, built his first Celtic church and established a monastic community...
www.historic-uk.com /HistoryUK/Scotland-History/index.htm   (1519 words)

 BBC - Scotland History - Homepage
Journey back in time and relive 20th Century Scottish life, with our evocative collection of clips from film, television and radio, and leave your own memories of life in Scotland on the forum.
Celebrate Scotland’s national bard and discover not only the enduring appeal of Burns’ poetry, but also the tradition of the Burns Supper.
There are over 200 stories on local history from all around the UK, so there’s something for everyone to get their teeth into.
www.bbc.co.uk /scotland/history   (155 words)

 Amazon.com: A History of Scotland (Penguin History) (Penguin History): Books: J. D. Mackie,Bruce Lenman,Geoffrey Parker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The book is full of history and appears balanced in view but has far too many references to things not documented.
Gives an incredible overview of Scotland, and explains why those Scots who have become expats love their country despite all of the problems they have had (Highland clearances).
For anyone who has been to Scotland this is a great way to learn so much about the country, and their courageous and proud people.
www.amazon.com /History-Scotland-Penguin/dp/0140136495   (1107 words)

 History of Scotland
That's the importance of history, of course, this fact that actions hundreds or thousands of years ago impact our lives today.
History is people and the history of Scotland is the story of the Scottish people.
Our Scottish history articles provide a general or overview look at the history of Scotland.
www.heartoscotland.com /Categories/History.htm   (298 words)

 A guide to Edinburgh, History: About Scotland
Although at this time Scottish rulers tended to base themselves further north across the Forth, King Malcolm III Canmore (died 1093) built his castle at Edinburgh, and his wife Queen (Saint) Margaret built a chapel within its walls - now the oldest building in the city.
By the end of the 1500's it was established as the Capital of Scotland, and growing in population the inhabitants chose to build high houses close to the protection of the Castle: high tennement buildings most of which can be seen to this day.
When King James VI inherited the throne of England in 1603, Edinburgh ceased to be the principal site of the royal court, although it did continue to have its own Parliament.
www.aboutscotland.com /edin/history.html   (769 words)

 Scottish History Online, Scotland - UK History
Visit the History of Scotland and the Scottish People Online and go back nearly 8,000 years.
Various articles and accounts of pre-history Scotland the Picts, Celts and Scots through to the unification of the Scottish Peoples as one nation, medieval times and beyond.
Scotland has an abundance of historical characters famous and infamous some well known and some not so well known, hopefully we can give you a flavour of Scotland and Scottish History through the ages.
www.north-scotland.co.uk   (77 words)

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