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76 - 2000
  A Timeline of Scottish History
  A Timeline of Scottish History
This Timeline contains over 700 precisely dated events from Scottish history of the last 2,000 years. You can learn more about the events and the people that have made Scotland what it is today....
 
    Hadrian's Wall
  Hadrian's Wall
One of the greatest monuments to the power - and limitations - of the Roman Empire, Hadrian's Wall ran for 73 miles across open country. By the time Hadrian became Emperor in 117 AD the Roman Empire had ceased to expand. Hadrian was concerned t...
 
 
387 - 493
  Saint Patrick, Patron of Ireland
  Saint Patrick, Patron of Ireland
Saint Patrick was a Romano-Briton and Christian missionary, who is the most generally recognised patron saint of Ireland (although Brigid of Kildare and Columba are also formally patron saints). Two authentic letters from him survive, from which come...
 
 
521 - 597
  Saint Columba of Iona, Irish Missionary
  Saint Columba of Iona, Irish Missionary
Saint Columba, sometimes referred to as Columba of Iona, or, in Old Irish, as Colm Cille, Columbkill, Columbkille or Columcille (meaning "Dove of the church") was an outstanding figure among the Gaelic missionary monks who, some of his advocates clai...
 
    The Book of Kells
  The Book of Kells
The Book of Kells (Irish: Leabhar Cheanannais), sometimes known as the Book of Columba, is an illuminated manuscript in Latin, containing the four Gospels of the New Testament together with various prefatory texts and tables. It was transcribed by Ce...
 
    Scotland's Pages
  Scotland's Pages
Explore almost one thousand years of Scotland's history via our interactive timeline, and trace events as they happened by reading the first-hand accounts of observers, from the death of St Margaret to the opening of the new Scottish Parliament. Digi...
 
    Macbeth of Scotland
  Macbeth of Scotland
Mac Bethad mac Findlaích, known in English as Macbeth, was King of Scots (or Alba) from 1040 until his death. He is best known as the subject of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth and the many works it has inspired, although the play is historical...
 
    Henry II, King of England
  Henry II, King of England
Henry II ruled as King of England (1154–1189), Count of Anjou, Count of Maine, Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony, Count of Nantes, Lord of Ireland and, at various times, controlled parts of Wales, Scotland and western France. Henry...
 
    King Edward I of England, Longshanks
  King Edward I of England, Longshanks
Edward I, popularly known as "Longshanks" because of his 6 foot 2 inch (1.88 m) frame and the "Hammer of the Scots" (his tombstone, in Latin, read, Hic est Edwardus Primus Scottorum Malleus, "Here is Edward I, Hammer of the Scots"), achieved fame as...
 
    William Wallace, Braveheart
  William Wallace, Braveheart
Sir William Wallace is considered one of Scotland's greatest heroes, thanks to his opposition to English rule under Edward I in the 13th century. The son of a minor Scottish lord, Wallace was educated and rebellious. Named an outlaw for killing an En...
 
    Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland
  Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland
Scottish King Robert I, known as Robert the Bruce. Though he had sworn allegiance to Edward I of England in 1296, a year later he switched sides, fighting for Scotland's independence. He was crowned King of Scots at Scone in 1306, though Scotland had...
 
    King Edward III of England
  King Edward III of England
Edward III was 14 when he was crowned King and assumed government in his own right in 1330. In 1337, Edward created the Duchy of Cornwall to provide the heir to the throne with an income independent of the sovereign or the state. An able soldier, and...
 
    James I of Scotland
  James I of Scotland
James I, King of Scots (reign: 1406 – 37), was the son of Robert III and Annabella Drummond. He was probably born in late July 1394 in Dunfermline as youngest of three sons. By the time he was eight years of age both of his elder brothers were dead—R...
 
    James IV, King of Scotland
  James IV, King of Scotland
James IV, King of Scotland (1488–1513), son and successor of James III. He was an able and popular king, and his reign was one of stability and progress for Scotland. After suppressing an insurrection of discontented nobles early in his reign, he set...
 
    John Knox, Founder Presbyterians Scotland
  John Knox, Founder Presbyterians Scotland
John Knox was a Scottish clergyman and a leader of the Protestant Reformation who is considered the founder of the Presbyterian denomination in Scotland. Influenced by early church reformers such as George Wishart, he joined the movement to reform th...
 
 

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