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United Kingdom history notes
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Hello Buddy... Welcome to some of my notes on Scotland and the interesting History of the huge top half of the island of Britain.
The Capital City is Edinburgh, which holds many festivals, including the new year
celebrations (Hogmanay) and the largest city in Scotland is Glasgow.
There are many Islands off the jagged coastline, Orkney and Shetland being the largest. Enormous loch's (lakes) like Loch Lomond form large areas of beauty that are filled with mystery, especially Loch Ness which some humans say is inhabited by a monster…(Nonsense, Dinosaur Nessie's a very pleasant sea serpent who is quite shy and does not like to have her photo taken. Keep an eye on the loch web cam sometime to see if you can spot her at night).
The great Lochs major rivers dissect Scotland such as the Tay, Clyde, Dee and Forth. There are still even today areas where humans are still scarce such as the Highlands, hilly moor land and Southern Uplands at the English border. The Central Lowlands are where most human people live today.
Ben Nevis is Scotland’s highest mountain. Here are my notes, I hope you find them interesting.
My history notes
Of all the Ancient British Tribes that had occupied the Island of Britain before the Roman Invasion, only the Picts tribe of the northern part of the country had remained free by the time the Roman Army had left the Island.
The tribes that lay within the Roman defensive boundary lines of their Empire, (the furthermost built into what is known as present day Scotland being called the Antonine Wall and the lower defensive works called Hadrian’s wall) became known as the Welsh (or one who has lived under Roman Rule) after the Romans had abandoned Britannica.
Once the Roman Legions left the Celtic tribes of Ireland sought to inhabit, then occupy and control the Island of Britain but found that the Roman influenced Welsh tribes (who wished to re-effect their own rule) sought to prevent them from doing so and a clash of tribal arms, between previously peaceful (to each other) Celtic cousins became eventually inevitable.
The Irish 'Scots' tribe, gave their own name to the North of the country, joining forces with the Picts tribe, who were still very suspicious of the Welsh tribes which had been under Roman rule. Gaelic became the dominant language in the new Scotland and the Irish Scots expanded their land as the culture flourished.
The Welsh leader of Pict decent, Cunedda, retreated from his base near present day Stirling in Scotland (400 BC) to re-establish, defensive positions in the present day Welsh hills (as had the original Britons retired there, after suffering defeat at the hands of the Roman legions on the flat plains of present day England).
The Gaelic Scots advance, inhabitation and domination of the entire island, was stopped by this leader.
With the following invasion by the Anglo Saxon culture and tribes (present day English) the Scots and Welsh were geographically split, by many newly formed Kingdoms and tribal areas, although, both Scots and Welsh Cultures, remained free until the eventual Norman Invasion of 1066 and subsequent expansion and dominance of the island. [More]
Scotland history notes
Retreat of the Welsh King