Bloody Scottish History Aberdeen

Aberdeen has been inhabited for 8,000 years, since the first Hunter-Gatherers settled on the banks of the River Dee. 4,000 years later, Bronze Age peoples left their mark on the landscape by constructing a huge number of recumbent stone ...

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Author: Elma McMenemy

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750951555

Category: History

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Aberdeen has been inhabited for 8,000 years, since the first Hunter-Gatherers settled on the banks of the River Dee. 4,000 years later, Bronze Age peoples left their mark on the landscape by constructing a huge number of recumbent stone circles, once thought to be places of sacrifice. Invaders including Celts, Romans and Vikings met violent, bloody resistance, and the victorious Roman army left thousands of Caledonian corpses for the crows following the Battle of Mons Graupius. From the slaughter of Aberdeen Castle’s English garrison (part of a citizens’ uprising in support of Robert the Bruce) to all-out assaults on the city by Kings, Royalists and Nazis, no century has left the city unmarked. Plague, wars, clan feuds, murderers, witches, covenanters and slavers – all have stained the silver city red with blood!

A synopsis of Scottish history or historical note book

Hotspur was killed , Douglas and and Douglas , who had other Scots . been released by Earl Percy , was again taken prisoner . JAMES I. 1411 Harlaw . Earl of Mar , Donald of the After a severe and bloody and Provost Isles ( High- battle ...

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A New and Full Critical Biographical and Geographical History of Scotland

Containing the History of the Succession of Their Kings from Robert Bruce, to the Present Time. ... Donald at of the City of Aberdeen , both Armies met and engag ? d : The first Attack of the Highlanders Hardlaw under Donald was bloody ...

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Author: William Duff

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ISBN: NYPL:33433000015580

Category: Scotland

Page: 364

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The Press and the People

Aberdeen a gibbet had always been situated in the heart of the community , next to the Mercat Cross in the middle of ... Early History of the Old Tolbuith of Edinburgh ' , Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland ( 1886 ) ...

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Author: Adam Fox

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192508812

Category: History

Page: 432

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The Press and the People is the first full-length study of cheap print in early modern Scotland. It traces the production and distribution of ephemeral publications from the nation's first presses in the early sixteenth century through to the age of Burns in the late eighteenth. It explores the development of the Scottish book trade in general and the production of slight and popular texts in particular. Focusing on the means by which these works reached a wide audience, it illuminates the nature of their circulation in both urban and rural contexts. Specific chapters examine single-sheet imprints such as ballads and gallows speeches, newssheets and advertisements, as well as the little pamphlets that contained almanacs and devotional works, stories and songs. The book demonstrates just how much more of this literature was once printed than now survives and argues that Scotland had a much larger market for such material than has been appreciated. By illustrating the ways in which Scottish printers combined well-known titles from England with a distinctive repertoire of their own, The Press and the People transforms our understanding of popular literature in early modern Scotland and its contribution to British culture more widely.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Scottish History

13 Hence Jacobite and Whig merchants in Aberdeen regularly cooperated to further their commercial interests ... In 1716 an estimated one thousand primarily Presbyterian , Whig denizens of Edinburgh launched a bloody attack on a party of ...

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Author: T. M. Devine

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191624322

Category: History

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Over the last three decades major advances in research and scholarship have transformed understanding of the Scottish past. In this landmark study some of the most eminent writers on the subject, together with emerging new talents, have combined to produce a large-scale volume which reconsiders in fresh and illuminating ways the classic themes of the nation's history since the sixteenth century as well as a number of new topics which are only now receiving detailed attention. Such major themes as the Reformation, the Union of 1707, the Scottish Enlightenment, clearances, industrialisation, empire, emigration, and the Great War are approached from novel and fascinating perspectives, but so too are such issues as the Scottish environment, myth, family, criminality, the literary tradition, and Scotland's contemporary history. All chapters contain expert syntheses of current knowledge, but their authors also stand back and reflect critically on the questions which still remain unanswered, the issues which generate dispute and controversy, and sketch out where appropriate the agenda for future research. The Handbook also places the Scottish experience firmly into an international historical perspective with a considerable focus on the age-old emigration of the Scottish people, the impact of successive waves of immigrants to Scotland, and the nation's key role within the British Empire. The overall result is a vibrant and stimulating review of modern Scottish history: essential reading for students and scholars alike.

The Ravens and the Angels

“—ABERDEEN FREE PRESS. The Lost Ring. A Romance of Scottish History in the Days of King James and Andrew Melville. Crown 8vo, cloth extra.4s. “The plot of the romance is skilfully constructed, the dialogue is admirable, ...

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Author: Elizabeth Rundle Charles

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783734035180

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

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Reproduction of the original: The Ravens and the Angels by Elizabeth Rundle Charles

The New Staistical Account of Scotland pt 1 2 Aberdeen

All the rest belongs to the head of the family , James Ochonchar , Lord Forbes , who is Premier Baron of Scotland , a General ... him to be a worthy descendant of one of the oldest and most distinguished families in Scottish history .

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ISBN: SRLF:A0002533032

Category: Scotland

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Sword of Scotland

With the departure of the Romans, Scotland entered a dark and obscure period of its history, without benefit from reliable ... of amalgamation took place against a setting of inter-tribal conflict that was fierce, merciless and bloody.

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Author: Anthony Leask

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473818804

Category: History

Page: 224

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The Sword of Scotland is the story of Scotland's military heritage. Scotland's fighting men have played a part in shaping the history of our world, and many of the individual countries in it. Its contribution and its sacrifices have been out of all proportion to the size of the Country. The skirl of the pipes and the cry of 'here come the Jocks' have weakened the resolve of many a foe. The Jocks of every Scottish regiment conjure up an image of fierce determination and indomitable courage. To them defeat is unthinkable. The various reasons for this are key themes of this book. The geography of Scotland and its numerous wars with England have played their part. But for over 300 years Scottish regiments have fought with distinction and selfless sacrifice alongside their old foes and played a key role in preserving Britain's freedom. The clan structure and the tremendous pride in family that this has produced over the centuries are the foundations of the regiments of Scotland and their greatest strength in adversity. Everyone with a Scottish connection will understand and be able to relate to this book, which is the story of an unrivalled military heritage

England and Scotland at War C 1296 c 1513

At one level the battle represented a particularly bloody episode in a long-running territorial and political dispute ... earl of Mar.1 However, the confrontation soon acquired a deeper signifijicance in Scottish historical writing, ...

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Author: Andy King

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004229822

Category: History

Page: 410

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In England and Scotland at War, c.1296-c.1513, Andy King and David Simpkin bring together new perspectives on the Anglo-Scottish conflict from Dunbar to Flodden. The essays focus on the military history of the wars from both sides of the border.

The Leisure Hour

HISTORY OF THE GUILLOTINE . bish and soil which had formed a grassy mound , In a former number of our journal we gave ... sanguinary service earlier epochs of French criminal history , since in the stormier days of Scottish history .

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The Encyclop dia Britannica

Scotland was subdued , yet Wallace lived , bishop of St Andrews , and entered into a bond referring and we catch ... of Scotland was finally determined by the ever - memorable grandson ) was ordered to put Kildrummy Castle ( Aberdeen ) ...

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Author: Thomas Spencer Baynes

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ISBN: PSU:000023780286

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Fodor s Essential Scotland

... and you can easily imagine the fierce, brief, and bloody battle that took place here in 1746 that ended in final, ... of this storied landscape if you first learn something about this thorny but colorful period of Scottish history.

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Author: Fodor's Travel Guides

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 9781640970137

Category: Travel

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Scotland offers astonishing variety: its iconic lochs and mountains, as well as lively cities such as Edinburgh and Glasgow, have strong allure. St. Andrews is a pilgrimage for golfers; castles dot the country; and whisky distilleries are gaining popularity. Scotland's customs and products--from tartans to tweeds--are known worldwide, but there's nothing like experiencing them firsthand. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Major sights such as The Calanais Standing Stones, Tobermory, Isle of Skye, Glencoe, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, and Kelvingrove · Coverage of Edinburgh and the Lothians; Glasgow; The Borders and the Southwest; Fife and Angus; The Central Highlands; Aberdeen and the Northeast; Argyll and the Isles; Inverness and Around the Great Glen; The Northern Highlands and the Western Isles; Orkney and Shetland Islands

The Story of Scotland

It proved to be a tremendous battle, one of the bloodiest in even Scotland's so bloody story. ... To scan that casualty list is like reading a roll of honour of Scotland's north- east, Aberdeenshire's in particular.

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Author: Nigel Tranter

Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing

ISBN: 1906476683

Category: History

Page: 192

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Scotland's story cannot be told merely in terms of documentary evidence, for this would be to neglect an integral part of the nation's heritage. The legends, myths, stories and memories handed down from generation to generation must be added to the bare bones of factual record if the character of the country is to be truly revealed. Nigel Tranter was able to combine the two with a masterly hand, expertly weaving the colourful threads of folklore into the fabric of historical fact. Tranter was impeccably qualified to tell the story of Scotland, having written many books detailing the nation's rich past and he possessed an exceptional gift for storytelling. His account begins in the years before records made traditional history possible and ends with the transformation of Scotland during the 19th century into a workshop of the world and a source of pioneers for Britain's empire. In this perennial bestseller, Niigel Tranter's incomparable tale of a nation's enthralling history is the most comprehensible primer on the subject yet published. Before he passed away in January 2000, Tranter had written over 70 novels and several works of non-fiction, almost all of them historical works set in Scotland.

The Gazetteer of Scotland

From the middle Government soon after engrossed all the posts . of the 17th century , Aberdeen does not figure in the age just past , Aberdeen , like almost every in Scottish history ; but since that period it other town in Scotland ...

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Author: Robert Chambers

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105004908971

Category: Scotland

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The Complete English Traveller

Another bloody battle was fought near Brechin in 1452 , between the earls of Douglass and Crawford , who had rebelled ... Among these is Dunlinane , celebrated in the Scottish history , for being the principal residence of the heroick ...

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Author: Robert Sanders

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ISBN: UOM:39015030206315

Category: Great Britain

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Biographica Scoticana Or a Brief Historical Account of the Lives Characters and Memorable Transactions of the Most Eminent Scots Worthies Noblemen Gentlemen Ministers and Others

tion in Scotland , from 1638 to 1648 , since he , contrary to the folemn league and covenant , raised a large army in ... was a a prime preiler of the covenants , was one of the commiffio , ners sent to Aberdeen 1638 for that purpose ...

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ISBN: UVA:X001950250

Category: Last words

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The Lore of Scotland

A guide to Scottish legends Sophia Kingshill, The Estate of Jennifer Westwood ... Her last appearance, reported by Alexander Smith in A New History of Aberdeen/tire (187$), was as follows: The Laird of Kincraigie had dined with his ...

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Author: Sophia Kingshill

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409061717

Category: Social Science

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Scotland's rich past and varied landscape have inspired an extraordinary array of legends and beliefs, and in The Lore of Scotland Jennifer Westwood and Sophia Kingshill bring together many of the finest and most intriguing: stories of heroes and bloody feuds, tales of giants, fairies, and witches, and accounts of local customs and traditions. Their range extends right across the country, from the Borders with their haunting ballads, via Glasgow, site of St Mungo's miracles, to the fateful battlefield of Culloden, and finally to the Shetlands, home of the seal-people. More than simply retelling these stories, The Lore of Scotland explores their origins, showing how and when they arose and investigating what basis - if any - they have in historical fact. In the process, it uncovers the events that inspired Shakespeare's Macbeth, probes the claim that Mary King's Close is the most haunted street in Edinburgh, and examines the surprising truth behind the fame of the MacCrimmons, Skye's unsurpassed bagpipers. Moreover, it reveals how generations of Picts, Vikings, Celtic saints and Presbyterian reformers shaped the myriad tales that still circulate, and, from across the country, it gathers together legends of such renowned figures as Sir William Wallace, St Columba, and the great warrior Fingal. The result is a thrilling journey through Scotland's legendary past and an endlessly fascinating account of the traditions and beliefs that play such an important role in its heritage.

An Historical Catalogue of Scottish Bishops Down to the Year 1688

... and likewise of the bull of bloody shield , tressed round with fleurs de lis , with two leopards for supporters ... it got the denomination of New Aberdeen : And as the word aber , in old Scottish , signifies the inlet or mouth of a ...

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Author: Robert Keith

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ISBN: NYPL:33433068188253

Category: Abbeys

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The Poetical Works

... observes the arch - deacon great part of Cantyre , received the fugitive mon- of Aberdeen , unsuspicious of the future ... est period in Scottish history . and endeavoured to dismount him , but the king , putting spurs to his horse ...

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Author: Walter Scott (Sir)

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ISBN: ONB:+Z184486107

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