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1. The very first Kings of the Scots were Kings of a territory that included: part of Northern Ireland, the Inner Hebrides and Argyll in Scotland. What was the name of that Kingdom?
2. The first Scottish Kings descended from Erc's son Fergus, a ruler of Dalriada, about AD 500. Some descended from Loarn, Fergus's brother. The most famous of them was Macbeth. What was the name of the king who preceded Macbeth?
3. The Dynasty that ruled Scotland from 1058 till 1290, was called the Dunkeld House. The first ruler of the Dunkeld House was Malcolm III, son of Duncan I.(See Macbeth). The last of his line was Margaret the Maid of Norway(1283-1290). After her death the English claimed the right to 'nominate' the Scottish King. Who was the first English King to do so?
4. There are some 'funny nicknames' in the history of the House of Dunkeld. One of those Kings was even called the Saint. Who was he?
5. Robert I, grandson of Robert Bruce, became a national hero for winning Scotland's Independence from England. In 1314 he won a decisive battle against Edward II in person. Where did the battle take place?
6. In 1296 the Scottish Coronation Stone is believed to have been captured by the English King Edward I as spoils of war and taken to Westminster Abbey.Some however claim it was only a faked version of the so-called Stone of Destiny. Which of these is another name for the Stone?
7. The Stuart Dynasty (originally spelled Stewart) that ultimately would solve the whole problem by ruling BOTH Scotland and England, descends from Robert the Bruce's daughter Marjorie who had married somebody of the name Walter the Steward. After Robert II's death in 1390, there was one more Robert (the Third of course) and then there followed FIVE Stuart Kings who all had the same first name. What name was that?
8. Who murdered the artistic, but homosexually inclined James III (1452-1460-1488), after the latter had been wounded in the Battle of Sauchieburn ?
9. James IV fought a disastrous battle against Henry VIII's troops. When Henry VIII joined the Holy League against France (which had been organised by Pope Julius II), the Scottish King felt morally obliged by the so-called Auld Alliance to come to France's rescue and crossed the border with England to teach her a lesson. Where was he stopped, defeated and killed?
10. The last of the Scottish Stuarts before Mary Queen of Scots, James V was nicknamed the Poor Man's King - which did not mean that he himself was such a very Poor Man. On the contrary. Not only his policy was pro-French and pro- Catholic, but also his successive wives. Which of these French princesses became the mother of his daughter Mary, later Queen of Scots, just one week before he died?
Source: Author flem-ish
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