Recorded relationships within the early House of Alpin, who ruled Scotland the current British monarch descends from the medieval Scottish house as do many other European monarchs.
An 18th century depiction of Constantín mac Cináeda who the Picts as King Constantine I from 862 AD until his death in 877 AD.
Around 1907, Miller & Lang Ltd. of Glasgow released a superb set of photographic uniform cards with a high glossy finish. There were at least 12 cards in the set, which featured Scottish regimental uniforms and at least three cards portrayed pipers and two of them are illustrated above. The card on the left features … More Scotsmen in Kilts.
The Seal of medieval Scottish King Edgar, born in about 1074 in Scotland to King Malcolm III of Scotland and his second wife Margaret of Wessex, the Granddaughter of Edmund Ironside. Edgar reigned from 1097 after the death of his elder brother Donald until 1107 when he died on January 8th in Edinburgh murdered but … More The Seal Of A Scottish King.
A Hairdresser curling a lady’s hair, one of the sketches made in Edinburgh and the neighbourhood after the rebellion of 1745 Pen and grey ink and grey wash, touched with watercolour by Paul Sandby it is held along with many others at the British museum.
The Battle of Bannockburn fought on June 24th 1314 in Bannockburn, South Stirling in Scotland this scene from the battle fought for Scottish Independance between Scotland and England is depicted in the Holkham Bible.
Captain Cuninghame, 42nd Royal Highland Regiment during the Crimean War.
Life in the front line always carried an element of danger. The threat could be from snipers, shellfire or from taking part in a trench raid or a major offensive. This rare photograph shows the moment when the first men go over the top during a raid in spring 1917.
History has largely forgotten about this beautiful young lady not because the documents and details aren’t there because they are but because she is overshadowed by her two elder half sisters Mary and Anne both having ruled Britain. This is the very youngest of James II’s children named Louisa and Maria in baptism, while Teresa … More A Forgotten Princess.
This little boy may not be recognisable to many people but if he had survived childhood he would have changed the course of British history. He is James Stuart, Duke of Cambridge the second son of James, Duke of York (later James II of England) and his first wife, Anne Hyde. In 1664, the infant James … More A Would Be King.