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1263

Battle of Largs

1296

Battle of Berwick

1297

Action at Lanark

1297

Raid on Scone

1297

Battle of Sanquhar

1297

Capitualation at Invine

1307

Battle of Sanquhar (2)

1308

Battle of Brander Pass

1312

Battle of Hartlepool

1314

Battle of Bannockburn

1316

Battle of Skaithmuir

1317

Battle of Lintalee or Battle of Linthaughlee

1317

Battle of Berwick (2)

1327

Weardale campaign

1328

Northampton Treaty

1330

Battle of Teba

1333

Battle of Halidon Hill

1356

Battle of Poitiers

1388

The 2nd Earl of Douglas, who married a Stewart princess, was killed at Otterburn in 1388

1400

4th Earl of Douglas held Edinburgh against the English when Henry IV invaded.

1400

Battle of Cockburnspath

1402

Imprisoned at Falkland by Duke of Albany and the 4th Earl of Douglas, Rothesay died in circumstances which indicated his murder. The Earl of Douglas and Albany's son Murdoch were defeated and made prisoner by the English at Homildon Hill. Robert III having tried to save his second son from the fate of Rothesay by sending him secretly to France, Prince James was captured by the English. On the old king's death Albany as .Regent probably intended to obtain the throne for his own family.

1403

At the battle of Shrewsbury, 4th Earl of Douglas  was taken prisoner by Henry IV and held until ransomed in 1408. 

1424

The allies were defeated at Verneuil, and 4th Earl of Douglas was slain.

1435

Battle of Piper Dene

1440

Black Bull Dinner - Edinburgh Castle

1447

War between Scotland and England
Battle of Pinkie

1448

Battle of Sark

1450

The 8th Earl led a Scottish retinue to Rome in celebration of the end of the Papal schism. King James II

1541/42

Battle of Brechin

1452

8th Earl murdered by King James II in Stirling Castle

1455

Battle of Arkinholm

1476

Rebelling in conjunction with the exiled Earl of Douglas, John, Lord of the Isles, forfeited the earldom of Ross.

1484

Albany renewed his pact with Edward IV, and invaded Scotland with the exiled Douglas. Douglas was captured; Albany fled to France.

1513

Battle of Flodden

1513

Skirmish at Sclaterford

1514

Archibald, 6th Earl of Angus married the Scottish Queen Dowager, Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry VII of England

1515

Cleanse the Causeway

1520

Battle of Edinburgh

1526

Battle of Linlithgow Bridge

1528

James V escaped from the custody of the Douglases, confiscated the estates of Angus and drove him into England. Patrick Hamilton was burned at St. Andrews as a Lutheran.

1542

Battle of Hadden Rigg

1537

Lady Janet Douglas of Glamis burned at the stake

1545

As a result of the destruction of the Douglas tomb at Melrose, the Earl of Angus with Scott of Buccleugh and Lesley of Rothes defeat and slaughter the English at Ancrum Moor near Jedburgh.

1562

Battle of Skirmish Hill

15 June 1567

Mary Queen of Scots and Bothwell with the support of Huntly and Crawford confront the Lords at Carberry Hill. There is no battle but Mary agrees to follow the Lords on condition that they let Bothwell go. But the Lords break their promise and take her to the Lord Provost's House in Edinburgh and then to Lochleven Castle as their prisoner.

2 May 1568

Mary escapes from Lochleven with the help of two of the young Douglases. She is met by Lord Seton on the other bank and travels to Niddry Castle and then Cadzow Castle. She gathers 6,000 men.

1571

Civil war broke out between the king's party and the queen's party. Mary's principal supporters were Chatelherault, Huntly, Lethington and Kirkcaldy of Grange, who held Edinburgh castle against James Douglas, Earl of Morton. Lennox was killed at Stirling, and succeeded as Regent by the Earl of Mar.

1572

On the death of Mar, Morton became Regent

1573

Regent Morton re-captured Edinburgh Castle

1575

Raid of the Redeswire

1581

Execution of Regent Morton

1689

Earl of Angus raised the Cameronians

1745

Battle of Fontenoy

1746

Battle of Culloden





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