The Douglas Archives
Robert the Bruce
Anniversary of his coronation in 1306
It is 700 years since Robert the Bruce was crowned King of Scotland at
Scone, Perthshire, on March 27, 1306.
Bruceís finest hour, the Battle of Bannockburn (1314), changed the
course of Scottish and British history. Thousands of visitors
come every year to Bannockburn near Stirling to experience the very place
where Robert the Bruceís 12,000 warriors beat the English King Edward
IIís 40,000-strong army.
You can read more about The Bruce and his legacy by visiting these
and its Heritage Centre
Smith Art Gallery and Museum
information about the Stirling area, Bruce and Wallace
Palaceís Robert the Bruce Pageant Weekend, 29 April Ė 1 May 2006
Trust for Scotland information about Bannockburn
collection of Robert the Bruce links from The Scotsmanís Heritage and
Find out just how close Scotland came to losing the poet to
Jamaica, and the role played by Patrick Douglas
Seven Daughters of Eve
Almost all people of native
European descent, wherever they may live throughout the world, can
trace their ancestry back to one of seven women, hence, the Seven
Daughters of Eve.
Pharoah's daughter -
Queen of Scots. A new book, Scota, Egyptian Queen
of the Scots, by Ralph Ellis, claims to prove that this origin
myth was no made-up story but the actual recording of an Egyptian
exodus that did indeed conclude in Scotland.
the Bruce. The 700th anniversary of his coronation was
celebrated on 24th March 2006 others.
Rogues and vagabonds. Not all
Douglases have been goody goodies - read about horse theives, and
slavers. Slaves and tales of daring-do, as the Douglases
hunt down the slave traders.
Douglas Heart. A heart features on many Douglas family coats of
arms, cests etc, including the one at the top of this page.
women. For about £180, the scientists at Oxford
Ancestors will trace ancient maternal ancestry by testing
mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), which is passed down from mother to
child and changes little over time.
by DNA. A new research project seeks volunteers to help
prove Douglas connections
Research legends and myths.
Many families have cherished myths and stories about
their immigration to America or other pivotal events and people. We
show you how to determine which family legends are true or false.
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