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Jamaica 1962 Independence SG 193 Fine Used

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Robert the Bruce 1274 - 1329 - Edward II's desire to conquer Scotland looked like a strong possibility. Bruce seized his chance of the throne in 1306 and was crowned on Easter Day of that year at Scone. His early days as King did not go well and after a defeat at Perth he spent over a year in hiding. When Bruce reappeared he was determined to lead the cause for Scottish independence and on Mid-summer's Day 1314 he defeated the mighty army of Edward II at Bannockburn

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Amazing full-color Civil War photos bring the era's characters to life

War heroes: General Robert E. Lee was anti-slavery but a commander-in-chief of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia


Scandalous women in British history

Writer Mary Wollstonecraft was famous for defending women's rights, as well as for her unconventional personal life. A frank biography published by her husband William Godwin after her death, which revealed, among other things, that she had borne a child out of wedlock, provoked outrage.


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By Daily Mail Reporter

the battle scarred (reconstructed) face of a medieval knight killed in battle some 700 years ago and buried under the floor of a chapel at Stirling Castle. The remains are probably those of Sir John de Stricheley who died in 1341, when the English held the castle. He dies in his mid-20s, probably from a Scottish arrow. Fascinating!

from History of Massachusetts

The Sons of Liberty: Who Were They and What Did They Do?

Some of the known members of the Sons of Liberty (Landmark History Boorstin, chapter 9): 1st Row: Samuel Adams • Benedict Arnold • John Hancock • Patrick Henry • James Otis, Jr. 2nd Row: Paul Revere • James Swan • Alexander McDougall • Benjamin Rush • Charles Thomson 3rd Row: Joseph Warren • Marinus Willett • Oliver Wolcott • Christopher Gadsden • Haym Salomon -

Re-enacting the Battle of Bannockburn. Legend has it that the Bruce met the Earl of Hereford's nephew, Henry de Bohun, in single combat on the first day, breaking his axe over his opponent's head.