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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

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The Black Douglas Sir James, �the good� or �the black� Douglas directs the left wing of the Scottish army on the second day of the Battle ...

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Jamaica 1962 Independence SG 193 Fine Used

Jamaica 1962 Independence Fine Used SG 193 Scott 181 Other West Indies and British Commonwealth Stamps HERE!

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The Suomi (Finnish) were an amalgamation of Kvens, Kainu, Tavastians, Savonians and Karelians, and Sami (Scritobini, Screrefennae, and the Scridefinni). The Kvens in particular, have quite a storied history (read about the history of Kvenland), and their are still enclaves of Kvens in Norway and Sweden till this day. The history of the Suomi (Finnish) is linked to the Kvens and these other groups, and is a story of independence from neighboring Sweden and Russia (from the 9th century to WW…

Map depicting the British operations around New York City the harbor and Hudson…

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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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INDEPENDENCE INDIA AUGUST 1947 (GOV 1929) Watched by Lady Mountbatten, Jawaharlal Nehru is sworn in as India's first Prime Minister by the outgoing Viceroy, Lord Mountbatten.

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About the "secret war" – Zimbabwe war of Independence. Read it if you are interested in the history.

Translation of the Cry of Dolores Mexicans! Long live the heroes that gave us the Fatherland! Long live Hidalgo! Long live Morelos! Long live Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez! Long live Allende! Long live Aldama and Matamoros! Long live National Independence! Long Live Mexico! Long Live Mexico! Long Live Mexico!

Bloody Sunday was a day of atrocities that took place during the Irish War of Independence. The three violent attacks that took place on 21st November 1920 sent shockwaves across Ireland, Britain, and even further afield.

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An armoured car kept the crowd on the move in O’Connell street near the GPO, Dublin while a raid for arms was taking place in the vicinity. It was from the steps of the GPO that Patrick Pearse read the proclamation of the Irish republic on Easter Monday 1916. The rebels held the post office for five days. ©

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