"On The first day of the Battle of Bannockburn, the King of Scots cleaves in two, the Great Helm (helmet) of a chivalrous English knight, with his mighty axe, in full view of his triumphant Scottish army, June 23th, 1314 AD"
Nowhere in the British Isles was the Viking connection longer-lasting or deeper than in Scotland. Norse dominated huge swathes of the country. In 1263 Norwegian king Haakon IV used a fleet of 120 longships to counter Scottish raids on the Norse Hebrides. It was a force comparable in size to the Spanish Armada over 3 centuries later. Driven ashore by a storm near Largs, Norse were attacked by a Scottish army. The outcome of this battle marked the beginning of the end of Norse power in…
On The first day of the Battle of Bannockburn, the King of Scots cleaves in two, the Great Helm (helmet) of a chivalrous English knight, with his mighty axe, in full view of his triumphant Scottish army! Scotland, June 23th, 1314 A.D.
Never-before published image shows Charles in full regimental dress
Grace O'Malley was a 16th century Irish warrior who led a horde of broadsword-swinging Vikings, Celts, and Scottish Highlanders in naval operations that dominated the coast of Ireland for decades. Known to her contemporaries as "The Pirate Queen of Connaught,"
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Battle of Aberdeen II 13th September 1644 The Covenanter government of Scotland had allied itself with the English parliament and had entered the war in England in early 1644, the Scottish army having a dramatic impact in the campaign for the north of England. In response, following the royalists’ dramatic defeat at Marston Moor (Yorkshire, July 1644), the King appointed the Marquis of Montrose as his military commander in Scotland.