Scotland history

January 15, 2008 RENU

  1. Growth of scottish nation is 1 of the most wonderful facts in history.
  2. Romans never quite conquered Scotland as they did England.
  3. 836- Kenneth became king of the scots. Saxons from S, Norwegians & Danes from N & E combined to form a new nation.
  4. When William the conqueror invaded England, he marched into scotch country & conquered Malcolm III, who had killed Macbeth, the early king about whom Shakespeare wrote the great tragedy.
  5. Scotland submitted to England during reign of Henry II, but Richard Lion-heart wanted money for a crusade to the Holy Land, so sold scotland’s independence back to her for 10,000marks.
  6. 1296- Edward I invaded scotland
  7. 1297- Scots were victorious under Wallace, but defeated the next yr.
  8. 1305- Wallace died & his son was crowned.
  9. 1371- Robert II was the 1st of the Stuart kings. Mary stuart, queen of scots claimed the right to be queen of England & was beheaded for this by her cousin Elizabeth, the reigning queen.
  10. She left the english throne to Mary’s son, James VI who became James I of england. From this time scotland has been part of Great britain.
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