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On this day in Scottish History

Notable – and not so notable – events that happened on this day in Scottish History

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Battle of Falkirk Muir

On 17th January 1746, the Jacobite army of Charles Edward Stuart clashed with Government forces commanded by Lieutenant-General Henry Hawley at the Battle of Falkirk Muir, in the largest military engagement of the 1745 Jacobite Rising.
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The birth of Charles Edward Stuart

On 31st December 1720, Charles Edward Stuart was born in the Palazzo Muti, Papal States, Rome. Charles was the son of James Francis Edward Stuart and his wife Maria Clementina Sobieska.
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The death of Elizabeth de Burgh

On the 27th October 1327, Elizabeth de Burgh died at Cullen Castle, Banffshire. Elizabeth was the second wife of Robert the Bruce and was queen consort of Scotland 1306-1327.

Battle of Neville’s Cross

On 17th October 1346, at the Battle of Neville's Cross, Durham, England, David II of Scotland is defeated and captured by English forces commanded by Lord Ralph Neville. The battle was part of the Second...

The birth of James II of Scotland

On the 16th October 1430, the future King James II of Scotland was born at Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh. He was the son of James I and his wife Joan Beaufort, daughter of the Earl...

On this day: The Treaty of Berwick is signed

On 3rd October 1357, the Treaty of Berwick was signed at Berwick-upon-Tweed. It ended the Second War of Scottish Independence (1332-1357) and saw the release of King David II of Scotland from English...

Battle of Largs

On 2nd October 1263, the Battle of Largs was fought between a Scottish army commanded by Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland, and a Norse-Hebridean force led by Haakon IV of Norway. It was...
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On this day: Battle of Dunbar 1650

On the 3rd September 1650, English Parliamentarians commanded by Oliver Cromwell decisively defeat a Scottish Covenanter army led by David Leslie, Lord Newark, at the Battle of Dunbar.Following...
Battle of the Standard

On this day: Battle of the Standard

On the 22nd August 1138, the Battle of the Standard (also known as the Battle of Northallerton) was fought between a Scottish army under King David I and English forces commanded by William...
battle of dunkeld

On this day: Battle of Dunkeld

On 21st August 1689, in the Battle of Dunkeld, 5000 Jacobites under the command of Alexander Cannon attack a Scottish Government force of 800 Cameronians, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel William Cleland, in and around...

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