The Battle of Glenshiel: June 20, 1719


The knights of James for battle array,
While James himself is still away,
That reiver Rob Roy and Lord Murray,
Broadsword to broadsword pledged to stay.

Per Scriptum E. Wesley – Mackinac Center Intern

In 1320, the signers of the Scottish Declaration of Arbroath vowed, “for, as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule.” Scotland’s only claim to the English throne was through Stuart family inheritance, and when the English decided to switch royal lines, Scotland had a hereditary right to be excluded from the domain of the new English king, being that the terms of inheritance had been violated. If England won, Scotland would have to submit, if Scotland won, England would have to submit.  Read more on Landmarks of Liberty

E. Wesley – Mackinac Center Intern

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