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Unraveling the Magic of DNA and Genealogy

Unraveling the Magic of DNA and Genealogy

Unraveling the Magic of DNA and Genealogy DNA Basics: The Blueprint of Life What is DNA? The Role of DNA in Heredity Tracing our Roots: Introduction to Genealogy The Quest for Ancestral Knowledge Traditional vs. Modern Methods Bridging DNA and Genealogy How DNA Tests...

Battle of Falkirk (1298)

Battle of Falkirk (1298)

The Battle of Falkirk was an epic disaster in the history of Scotland. In strategic terms, however, it was not that ruinous for the country as a whole in its aftermath, as Edward I failed to take full advantage of his victory and was forced to retreat without any...

Robert the Bruce (1274 – 1329)

Robert the Bruce (1274 – 1329)

The Early Years of Robert the Bruce Robert the Bruce, or “Good King Robert” is widely recognised as a great national icon and hero of Scotland who secured independence from England. His romantic legacy tells a tale of struggle and determination, and of guerrilla...

The Stone of Scone

The Stone of Scone

The Stone of Scone (/ˈskuːn/; Scottish Gaelic: An Lia Fáil, Scots: Stane o Scuin) is one of the multiple stone artifacts associated with the semi-mythological ancient history of the British Isles. More precisely, it is a national symbol of Scotland that has been used...

The Battle of Stirling Bridge (1297)

The Battle of Stirling Bridge (1297)

As the First War of Scottish Independence raged on, William Wallace and his supporters continued in their defiance against their English oppressors. The country had been dominated by King Edward I of England, the self-pronounced King of Scotland, who had secured a...

The Raid on Scone (1297)

The Raid on Scone (1297)

Another chapter in the ongoing First War of Scottish Independence, the Raid on Scone saw the tables turn for Scotland. King Edward I of England had named himself King of Scotland and his armies were successfully invading and securing strongholds through the country....

The Battle of Dunbar (1296)

The Battle of Dunbar (1296)

The inauguration of John Balliol as King of Scots in 1292 saw discord grow amongst the people of Scotland. Following the death of the heir, there were disagreements as to who should take over and several men were vying for the position. As fears of civil war grew,...

The Capture of Berwick (1296)

The Capture of Berwick (1296)

Leadup to the Capture of Berwick The events leading to the Capture of Berwick begin with the death of the Norwegian-born, Margaret, Maid of Norway in 1290, the heir to Scotland. At the age of seven, she succumbed to illness on her way to Scotland, before she could be...

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