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Battle of Dunbar Re-enactment weekend is here!

The Battle of Dunbar Re-enactment weekend is finally here! We have several Scottish Prisoner of War descendants and researchers from America attending the festivities in Scotland this weekend. Check out our re-enactment page for real-time updates from those attending this … Continue reading

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New Blog Launched by Archaeology Dept. at Durham University

I am pleased to share this message with you all from, Chris Gerrard, Head of the Department of Archaeology at Durham University, regarding the Scottish Soldiers project: I received it today at 3:17 am. “Dear all, You are invited to visit a … Continue reading

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September 5th 1650: Cromwell and his Prisoners

September 5th 1650: Cromwell and his prisoners Today is an anniversary, not of the battle at Dunbar itself, but of another event just as significant for the Scots men who were captured following the battle.  Because on this day was … Continue reading

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Arthure Haselrig, Governor of Newcastle, 1650 and Sir William Heselrig, 1297

Could these men be related? Sir William Heselrig was the English Sheriff whose seat of power was at Lanark Castle in 1297. It was he that had William Wallace’s young wife Marion seized and cruelly put to death in May … Continue reading

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