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Scotland at a Glance

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发表于 9-10-2014 17:53:02 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
Jason Douglas and Jenny Gross, The Scotsman Who Forced the UK to the Brink. Wall Street Journal, Sept 10, 2014 (front page; under the heading “Disunion Man”).
online.wsj.com/articles/the-scotsman-who-forced-the-u-k-to-the-brink-of-disunion-1410305684

My comment:
(a) View the graphic only, to compare Scotland and (the rest) of UK side by side.
(b) William Wallace
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wallace
(c 1270-1305; section 7 Capture and execution)
(c) Battle of Stirling Bridge
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Stirling_Bridge
(of the First War of Scottish Independence [1296-1328]; near Stirling [whose origin of name is uncertain, according to wikipedia; not spelled “sterling”], on the River Forth; The Scots [who were outnumbered 4 to 1] waited as the English knights and infantry made their slow progress across the bridge on Sept 11, 1297; The Battle of Stirling Bridge is depicted in the 1995 film Braveheart, but it bears little resemblance to the real battle)

* By comparison, it was Robert I (Robert the Bruce) who observed a spider and won Battle of Bannockburn on June 24, 1314.
(d) Declaration of Arbroath
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaration_of_Arbroath
(dated 6 Apr 6, 1320; written in the Arbroath Abbey by Bernard of Kilwinning, then Chancellor of Scotland and Abbot of Arbroath)

in the present-day Scottish town of Arbroath.
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