Sep 12, 2012
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Jul 12, 2012
Old Photos Of Douglas & District
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Oct 11, 2011
This place was home to both Wallace supporter Sir Willam Douglas and his son The Black Douglas (or Good Sir James Douglas), who was a key lieutenant of Robert the Bruce at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. Sir James carried King Robert I’s heart on a pilgrimage, and was killed by the Moors in Spain at the Battle of Teba. His heart was buried in floor of the 12th Century Church of St Bride...
Jul 21, 2011
The story of the Good Sir James Douglas is not as well known as William Wallace which is understandable in a way because he was not the iconic figure that William Wallace was. Furthermore he was overshadowed by Robert the Bruce , victor of Bannockburn in 1314 and signatory to the famous declaration of Arbroath.
The principal thing that the Good Sir Douglas is remembered for is taking Bruce’s heart to...